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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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. Charles Schroeder:

    These natural materials are easily degradable and require precise and controlled conditions for storage, preparation, and transport, with even a slight perturbation in the environmental controls, a batch of biologics could degrade and become unusable.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    A slack hand causes poverty. But the hand of the diligent makes rich (Proverbs 10:4). That is what the scripture says. So, it is up to you. Do you prefer to keep to your pride and then end up achieving nothing? Or are you ready to swallow your pride and then emerge a success eventually? The choice is always yours. But, never forget. The collision of preparation and opportunity is what generates an offspring called genuine success. -Emeasoba George

  3. Yoshiaki Harada:

    Everyone has agreed that we should not shy away from taking the matter to an international arbitration court and starting preparation for that step should be considered.

  4. Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing:

    If you want to access the mature markets you need two things: innovative products and a premium brand, so far we haven't done very well on both things. But with a couple of years of preparation, I think now we are ready to attack that market this year.

  5. Donald Trump:

    The United States no longer makes empty threats, when I make promises, I keep them. In fact, at this very moment, Secretary Pompeo is on Secretary Pompeo way to North Korea in preparation for my upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un. Plans are being made. Relationships are building. Hopefully, a deal will happen and, with the help of China, South Korea, and Japan, a future of great prosperity and security can be achieved for everyone.

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