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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·pa·ra·to·ry /prɪˈpærəˌtori, ˌtɔr ||ˈprɛp(ə)rə-/
 (a.)預備的,準備的,初步的預科(ad.)在先前

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·par·a·to·ry a.  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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 preparatory
      adj : preceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps"
            [syn: preparative, propaedeutic]