- the act or process of preparing
- the condition of being prepared; readiness
- something done to prepare; preparatory measure
- something prepared for a special purpose, as a medicine, cosmetic, condiment, etc.
- the preparing for a dissonant chord by using the dissonant tone as a consonant tone in the immediately preceding chord
- a tone so used
Origin of preparationMiddle English preparacion from Middle French preparation from Classical Latin praeparatio