Definitions for Preparationˌprɛp əˈreɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prep•a•ra•tionˌprɛp əˈreɪ ʃən(n.)
a proceeding, measure, or provision by which one prepares for something:
preparations for a journey.
any proceeding, experience, or the like considered as a mode of preparing for the future.
an act of preparing.
the state of being prepared.
something prepared, manufactured, or compounded:
a preparation for burns.
Origin of preparation:
1350–1400; ME < L
the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
"preparations for the ceremony had begun"
a substance prepared according to a formula
"the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
planning, preparation, provision(noun)
the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
"his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
readiness, preparedness, preparation(noun)
the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
"putting them in readiness"; "their preparation was more than adequate"
(music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
"the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance"
training, preparation, grooming(noun)
activity leading to skilled behavior
homework, prep, preparation(noun)
preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
cooking, cookery, preparation(noun)
the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
"cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
preparation(noun)ˌprɛp əˈreɪ ʃən
the process of getting ready for sth
students working hard in preparation for their final exams
preparationˌprɛp əˈreɪ ʃən
to do things to get ready
We're making preparations for the new baby.
The act of preparing or getting ready.
That which is prepared.
A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.
The traditional remedy is a bitter preparation made from steamed herbs.
the act of preparing or fitting beforehand for a particular purpose, use, service, or condition; previous arrangement or adaptation; a making ready; as, the preparation of land for a crop of wheat; the preparation of troops for a campaign
the state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war
that which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure
that which is prepared, made, or compounded by a certain process or for a particular purpose; a combination. Specifically: (a) Any medicinal substance fitted for use. (b) Anything treated for preservation or examination as a specimen. (c) Something prepared for use in cookery
an army or fleet
the holding over of a note from one chord into the next chord, where it forms a temporary discord, until resolved in the chord that follows; the anticipation of a discordant note in the preceding concord, so that the ear is prepared for the shock. See Suspension
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Preparation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3057
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Preparation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3420
Rank popularity for the word 'Preparation' in Nouns Frequency: #1051
Translations for Preparation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of preparing
You can't pass an exam without preparation.
- preparaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die VorbereitungGerman
- آماده سازیFarsi
- pripremiti se, učenjeCroatian
- forberedelse; lekselesing; tilberedningNorwegian
- przygotowanie sięPolish
- آماده سازیPersian
- چمتو كيدنهPashto
- 準備Chinese (Trad.)
- sự chuẩn bịVietnamese
- 准备Chinese (Simp.)
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