adverb see preparative II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Preparatively — Pre*par a*tive*ly, adv. By way of preparation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preparatively — See preparative. * * * …   Universalium

  • preparatively — pre·par·a·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • preparatively — ə̇vlē adverb : by way of preparation …   Useful english dictionary

  • preparative — preparatively, adv. /pri par euh tiv, pair /, adj. 1. preparatory. n. 2. something that prepares. 3. a preparation. [1400 50; late ME preparatif < MF < ML praeparativus. See PREPARATION, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • preparative — I. noun Date: 14th century something that prepares the way for or serves as a preliminary to something else ; preparation II. adjective Date: circa 1530 preparatory • preparatively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preparative — adjective preparatory. noun a thing which acts as a preparation. Derivatives preparatively adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • preparative — [prē par′ə tiv, pripar′ə tiv] adj. [ME preparatif < MFr < ML praeparativus] PREPARATORY n. 1. something preparatory 2. a preparation preparatively adv …   English World dictionary

  • preparative — adj. & n. adj. preparatory. n. 1 Mil. & Naut. a signal on a drum, bugle, etc., as an order to make ready. 2 a preparatory act. Derivatives: preparatively adv. Etymology: ME f. OF preparatif ive f. med.L praeparativus (as PREPARE) …   Useful english dictionary

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