Definition of preparatory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

preparatory

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//prɪˈpɛrəˌtɔri//
 
, NAmE//ˈprɛpərəˌtɔri//
 
(formal)
 
jump to other results
done in order to prepare for something preparatory meetings After a few preparatory drawings, she completed the portrait in one session. Security checks had been carried out preparatory to (= to prepare for) the President's visit.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: preparatory

Other results

All matches