preparatory

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Adjective[change]

Positive
preparatory

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (usually before a noun) Preparatory work, meetings, etc. are related to getting ready for something.
    Most of the preparatory work had been done, but the building had not actually started.

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Preposition[change]

Preposition
preparatory

  1. (formal) If is preparatory to , happens before to get ready for .
    They began gathering equipment preparatory to climbing the mountain.