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Definition of Preparatory

Preparatory

  1. Preparing the way for anything by previous measures of adaptation; antecedent and adapted to what follows; introductory; preparative; as, a preparatory school; a preparatory condition.

Preparatory Quotations

To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.
Zoltan Kodaly

I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there.
Dominic Monaghan

This preparatory sort of idealism is the one that, as I just suggested, Berkeley made prominent, and, after a fashion familiar. I must state it in my own way, although one in vain seeks to attain novelty in illustrating so frequently described a view.
Josiah Royce

The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.
John Henry Newman

Be convinced that, if man were able to reach the end without preparatory studies, such studies would not be preparatory but tiresome and utterly superfluous.
Maimonides
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Preparatory Translations

preparatory in Dutch is voorafgaand, preliminair
preparatory in Spanish is preparatorio
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