Definitions for preparation
ˌprɛp əˈreɪ ʃənprepa·ra·tion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word preparation.
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, provisionnoun
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, preparationnoun
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, groomingnoun
activity leading to skilled behavior
homework, prep, preparationnoun
preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
cooking, cookery, preparationnoun
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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: preparatio, Lat. preparation, Fr. from prepare.
Nothing hath proved more fatal to that due preparation for another life, than our unhappy mistake of the nature and end of this. William Wake, Preparation for Death.
I will shew what preparations there were in nature for this great dissolution, and after what manner it came to pass. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
I make bold to press, with so little preparation, upon you. —— You’re welcome. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
In the preparations of cookery, the most volatile parts of vegetables are destroyed. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
I wish the chymists had been more sparing, who magnify their preparations, inveigle the curiosity of many, and delude the security of most. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
Sir John, you are a gentleman of excellent breeding, authentick in your place and person, generally allowed for your many warlike, courtlike and learned preparations. William Shakespeare.
Preparation refers to the action or process of making something ready for use or service, or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty. It involves setting up or arranging certain things in advance to ensure readiness, effectiveness, or success in a particular activity or event. It may require organization, planning, and training.
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
Etymology: [F. prparation, L. praeparatio. See Prepare.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
Act and process of to prepare.
The preparation for the Olympic games continues.
Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020
British National Corpus
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
The numerical value of preparation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of preparation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation.
Through preparation. We salvage what we have. Through preparation. We can start a new. A commitment to time.
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.
I want to praise our team for a tremendous week of focus and preparation, this has been our best week of preparation.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
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Translations for preparation
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- إعداد, تجهيز, تحضيرArabic
- preparacióCatalan, Valencian
- præparat, forberedelse, tilberedning, præparationDanish
- valmistautuminen, esikäsittely, valmisteluFinnish
- deasachadhScottish Gaelic
- preparasyonHaitian Creole
- պատրաստում, պատրաստությունArmenian
- 支度, 準備Japanese
- preparat, preparare, pregătireRomanian
- подготовка, приготовлениеRussian
- priprema, prȉprava, prispremaSerbo-Croatian
- utayarishi, mapema, tayariSwahili
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