preliminary, initial, prior, introductory, prefatory, opening, basic, elementary, fundamental, rudimentary, preparative, precursory, initiatoryView synonyms
- ‘The last part of the book, ‘Tools and Methods for Experiments and Measurements’, encompasses a variety of preparative methods and experimental designs offering an insight into the formulation of emulsions and suspensions.’
- ‘Research suggests that counterfactual comparisons help people draw preparative lessons for improved future performance.’
- ‘She had already begun preparative work after she graduated from ENS.’
- ‘More than 30 companies will be represented at the Trade Exhibition where they will occupy over 70 stands displaying and demonstrating a variety of microscopes, accessories, preparative equipment and consumables.’
- ‘For bone marrow transplantation, to get a stem cell transplant to work, you need to treat the host with lethal doses of preparative irradiation, which has severe side effects.’
A thing that acts as a preparation.‘schools where parents send children as a preparative for worldly success’
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