Nouns (2)

propaedeutics, propaedeutic
n. a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

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Adjectives (3)

propaedeutic, preparative, preparatory
adj. preceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps"

Fuzzynyms (5)

adj. denoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important; designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; "a preliminary investigation"
adj. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education; "the elementary grades"; "elementary teachers"
premonitory, precursory
adj. warning of future misfortune

Synonyms (12)

adj. appearing earlier in the same text; "flaws in the above interpretation"
above-named, above-mentioned
adj. mentioned or named earlier in the same text
adj. especially of writing or speech; going before
prefatorial, prefatory, introductory
adj. serving as an introduction or preface
adj. (prefix) coming before or being preliminary or preparatory: "prehistoric"; "premedical"; "prepaid"
adj. preceding in time, order, or significance
adj. preceding and preparing for the study of medicine; "premedical courses"
previous, old
adj. just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"

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