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preparatory

  

      adj  
1    serving to prepare  
2    introductory or preliminary  
3    occupied in preparation  
4    preparatory to   as a preparation to; before  
a drink preparatory to eating     
  preparatorily      adv  


preparatory school  
      n  
1    (in Britain) a private school, usually single-sex and for children between the ages of 6 and 13, generally preparing pupils for public school  
2    (in the U.S.) a private secondary school preparing pupils for college,   (Often shortened to)    prep school  
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preparatory

  
1    basic, elementary, introductory, opening, prefatory, preliminary, preparative, primary  
2    preparatory to      before, in advance of, in anticipation of, in preparation for, prior to  

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