preparatory

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Adjective[change]

Positive
preparatory

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (usually before the 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.