Meaning of preparatory
Pronunciation: (pri-par'u-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē, -pâr'-, prep'ur-u-), [key]
- serving or designed to prepare: preparatory arrangements.
- preliminary; introductory: preparatory remarks.
- of or pertaining to training that prepares for more advanced education.
- in advance of; before: The astronauts met with the press preparatory to lifting off.
- preparatory (Thesaurus)