What does preparation mean?

Definitions for preparation
ˌprɛp əˈreɪ ʃənprepa·ra·tion

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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

  2. Preparation(noun)

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

  3. Preparation(noun)

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

  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

  5. Preparation(noun)

    an army or fleet

  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

  7. Preparation(noun)

    accomplishment; qualification

  8. Origin: [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

    Preparation is defined as the process of getting something or someone ready for an action or a presentation. It is simply those things done before the occurrence of an event. Besides, it is usually done or made to ensure excellence and success at last. Preparation is synonymous with arrangement. -Emeasoba George

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on August 11, 2018  

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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How to say preparation in sign language?

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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. Neil Peart:

    Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.

  2. Padraig Harrington:

    The best preparation for winning is contending.

  3. Bobby Unser:

    Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.

  4. Oprah Winfrey:

    Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Your worst past was preparation for your best future.

Images & Illustrations of preparation

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