# preparatory

 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.

## Preposition

 Prepositionpreparatory
1. (formal) If ${\displaystyle x}$ is preparatory to ${\displaystyle y}$, ${\displaystyle x}$ happens before ${\displaystyle y}$ to get ready for ${\displaystyle y}$.
They began gathering equipment preparatory to climbing the mountain.