What does preparation mean?

Definitions for preparation
ˌprɛp əˈreɪ ʃənprepa·ra·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word preparation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preparation, readying(noun)

    the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose

    "preparations for the ceremony had begun"

  2. formulation, preparation(noun)

    a substance prepared according to a formula

    "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. preparation(noun)

    (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"

  6. training, preparation, grooming(noun)

    activity leading to skilled behavior

  7. homework, prep, preparation(noun)

    preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)

  8. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. preparation(Noun)

    The act of preparing or getting ready.

  2. preparation(Noun)

    That which is prepared.

  3. preparation(Noun)

    A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.

    The traditional remedy is a bitter preparation made from steamed herbs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preparation(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. prparation, L. praeparatio. See Prepare.]

  2. Preparation(noun)

    the state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war

    Etymology: [F. prparation, L. praeparatio. See Prepare.]

  3. Preparation(noun)

    that which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure

    Etymology: [F. prparation, L. praeparatio. See Prepare.]

  4. Preparation(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. prparation, L. praeparatio. See Prepare.]

  5. Preparation(noun)

    an army or fleet

    Etymology: [F. prparation, L. praeparatio. See Prepare.]

  6. Preparation(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. prparation, L. praeparatio. See Prepare.]

  7. Preparation(noun)

    accomplishment; qualification

    Etymology: [F. prparation, L. praeparatio. See Prepare.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Preparation

    prep-a-rā′shun, n. the act of preparing: previous arrangement: the state of being prepared or ready: that which is prepared or made ready: (anat.) a part of any animal body preserved as a specimen: the day before the Sabbath or other Jewish feast-day: devotional exercises introducing an office: (mus.) the previous introduction, as an integral part of a chord, of a note continued into a succeeding dissonance.—adj. Prēpar′ative, having the power of preparing or making ready: fitting for anything.—n. that which prepares the way: preparation.—adv. Prēpar′atively, by way of preparation.—adj. Prēpar′atory, preparing for something coming: previous: introductory. [Fr.,—L.]

Editors Contribution

  1. preparation

    Act and process of to prepare.

    The preparation for the Olympic games continues.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'preparation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3057

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'preparation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3420

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'preparation' in Nouns Frequency: #1051

How to pronounce preparation?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preparation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preparation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of preparation in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours.

  2. Diego Godin:

    We are a team where everyone gives everything in the matches and in preparation..I just have words of gratitude for my team mates.

  3. Angelique Kerber:

    You know clay and me, you know the story, of course, it's not the best claycourt preparation. I think it's the worst I ever had and I was looking forward this year to the claycourt season.

  4. Jacqueline Bisset:

    I don't come in with any preconceived ideas, and although I will have done some preparation, I can go which way the director wants.

  5. De La Cruz:

    Rest assured we will leverage our learnings from this process as a best practice, we remain confident that our shipboard operations, especially in food handling and preparation, are of the highest quality and we are always committed to delivering an exceptional experience to our guests.

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. emanate
    • B. abash
    • C. transpire
    • D. famish

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