Preparatory Definition

prĭ-părə-tôrē, -pâr-, prĕpər-ə-
That prepares or serves to prepare; preliminary; introductory.
Webster's New World
Relating to or engaged in study or training that serves as preparation for advanced education.
A preparatory course; preparatory students.
American Heritage
Undergoing preparation, esp. for college entrance.
A preparatory student.
Webster's New World

Of or pertaining to preparation, having the purpose of making something or someone ready, preparative.

I will conduct some preparatory research before choosing the new restaurant's location.
In preparation for. Used with to:
Thoroughly cleaned the house preparatory to our departure.
American Heritage

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