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The preparatory education of candidates for knighthood was long and arduous.
Thomas Bulfinch

Meaning of "preparatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PREPARATORY

preparatory  [prɪˈpærətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PREPARATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Preparatory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PREPARATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of preparatory in the English dictionary

The first definition of preparatory in the dictionary is serving to prepare. Other definition of preparatory is introductory or preliminary. Preparatory is also occupied in preparation.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PREPARATORY


declaratory
dɪˈklærətərɪ
defamatory
dɪˈfæmətərɪ
dietary
ˈdaɪətərɪ
discriminatory
dɪˈskrɪmɪnətərɪ
expiratory
ɪkˈspaɪərətərɪ
explanatory
ɪkˈsplænətərɪ
exploratory
ɪkˈsplɒrətərɪ
inflammatory
ɪnˈflæmətərɪ
inspiratory
ɪnˈspaɪərətərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
liberatory
ˈlɪbərətərɪ
mandatory
ˈmændətərɪ
migratory
ˈmaɪɡrətərɪ
narratory
ˈnærətərɪ
observatory
əbˈzɜːvətərɪ
oratory
ˈɒrətərɪ
reparatory
rəˈpærətərɪ
respiratory
ˈrɛspərətərɪ
separatory
ˈsepərətərɪ
vibratory
ˈvaɪbrətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PREPARATORY

prepack
prepackage
prepacked
prepaid
preparation
preparations
preparative
preparatively
preparator
preparatorily
preparatory school
preparatory to
prepare
prepared
prepared food
prepared piano
preparedly
preparedness
preparer
prepatellar

WORDS THAT END LIKE PREPARATORY

accusatory
ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
celebratory
circulatory
compensatory
conservatory
crematory
derogatory
directory
hallucinatory
lavatory
modulatory
oscillatory
participatory
predatory
purgatory
regulatory
research laboratory
self-explanatory
signatory

Synonyms and antonyms of preparatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PREPARATORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «preparatory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of preparatory

Translation of «preparatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PREPARATORY

Find out the translation of preparatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of preparatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «preparatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

准备性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

preliminar
570 millions of speakers

English

preparatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तैयारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التحضيرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подготовительная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

preparatório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রস্তুতিমূলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

préparatoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Persediaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorbereitend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

準備の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

준비의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Preparatory
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chuẩn bị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆயத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तयारीपूर्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hazırlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

preparatorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przygotowawcze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підготовча
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pregătitoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προπαρασκευαστικές
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voorbereidende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förberedande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forberedende
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PREPARATORY»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about preparatory

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8 QUOTES WITH «PREPARATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word preparatory.
1
Josef Albers
I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training.
2
Thomas Bulfinch
The preparatory education of candidates for knighthood was long and arduous.
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Christo
It's very important to understand that we never do the same thing twice; each of our projects is unique. We'll never do another 'Gates.' Each project is a unique image. We do not know in advance how the work will look. I do preparatory drawings, but they are only projections of our vision.
4
Zoltan Kodaly
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.
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Maimonides
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.
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Dominic Monaghan
I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there.
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Dale T. Mortensen
I was a good student with mathematical ability and interests. As such, I took the usual college preparatory program in high school for one looking to become an engineer: all the available courses in mathematics and science.
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Josiah Royce
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.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PREPARATORY»

Discover the use of preparatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to preparatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Preparatory Manual of Black Powder and Pyrotechnics
The Preparatory Manual of Black Powder and Pyrotechnics is a new Handbook discussing the world's most commonly used pyrotechnic compositions. The book contains multiple sections dividing the area of pyrotechnics into various levels.
Jared Ledgard, 2006
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The Preparatory Manual of Explosives
The Preparatory Manual of Explosives, third edition is an invaluable reference manual covering the preparation and use of 166 of the most influential explosive compounds known to man.
Jared Ledgard, 2007
3
Preparatory exercises in score-reading
124 short excerpts using a mixture of treble, alto, tenor and bass clefs and various common transpositions. The book concentrates on diatonic harmonic study (including diminished sevenths) and harmonic counterpoint in up to three parts.
Reginald Owen Morris, Howard Ferguson, 1931
4
Felsted Preparatory School: the first 100 years, 1895-1995
These are indeed changes which would have astounded the School's founders 100 years ago.
Felsted Preparatory School, D. J. Armour, 1995
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Excellent Scores! TExES Preparatory Program (PPR SPECIAL ...
Excellent Scores! is a test preparation manual for the TExES PPR examination. This examination is one of the teacher certification examinations required in the state of Texas
Mark Emanuel Mendoza, 2005
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Schaum's Outline of Preparatory Physics II: Electricity and ...
Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides. Get the edge on your classmates. Use Schaum's!
‎1998
7
Preparatory Greek Course in English
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
William Cleaver Wilkinson, 2008
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Speak Up Preparatory Teacher's Manual1st Ed. 2007
Scope. and. Sequence. Chart. Speak. Up. Preparatory. Objectives Listening Speaking Reading Writing Review the letters of the. a) Connect the dots to form an animal drawing b) Connect the letters of the alphabet to form a tree drawing c)  ...
Burgos, Benjamin Jeffrey T. Et Al
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Preparatory States & Processes: Proceedings of the ...
First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Sylvan Kornblum, Jean Requin, 1984
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John Catt's Preparatory Schools 2010
Candidates normally take the examination in their own junior or preparatory schools, either in the UK or overseas. Common Entrance is not a public examination as, for example, GCSE, and candidates may normally be entered only in one of ...
Wendy Bosberry-Scott, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PREPARATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term preparatory is used in the context of the following news items.
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CCT to Host 2nd Annual College Preparatory Program Showcase, 8/7
This summer, Columbus Children's Theatre (CCT) is hosting its second annual College Preparatory Program. On August 7, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
2
Communications Manager – Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory
Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Manager will be the external and internal communications specialist for ... «DFW Catholic, Jul 15»
3
Spanish Teacher – Chaminade College Preparatory (West Hills, CA)
Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a dynamic, innovative, and engaging SPANISH teacher with great classroom management skills for our ... «DFW Catholic, Jul 15»
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More students in IIT preparatory course this year
To qualify for the preparatory programme, students need to score a mere 31 marks of 504 (6.1%) and 1.54 marks of 88 (1.75%) in each subject. «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Parrikar inaugurates armed forces preparatory institute for girls …
Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday described the establishment of Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute as a big ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
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Social and Cultural Development Sector Reviews Report On …
The report indicated that the strategic objectives of the preparatory program include enhancing the citizens' conditions, boosting the institutional ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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INDIANA COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL
INDIANA COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL. Finally, a school where every child can be unique while receiving high-quality education from ... «Indianapolis Recorder, Jul 15»
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IIT JEE admissions Admission to Preparatory Courses At IITs-ISM
Preparatory courses are the courses conducted for the SC, ST and PwD candidates, in case the seats reserved for these candidates are not ... «Jagran Josh, Jul 15»
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Punjab announces Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for women
Punjab government has announced an Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for women which will be inaugurated by the Union Defence Minister ... «India Today, Jul 15»
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IIT admissions: Seat allocation for preparatory courses begins
The seat allocation process for preparatory courses at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has begun today i.e. July 22. The candidates will be ... «India Today, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Preparatory [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/preparatory>. Jun 2020 ».
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