Preparation definition

prĕpə-rāshən
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The act or process of preparing.
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The act or process of preparing.
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A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.
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The state of having been made ready beforehand; readiness.
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Something prepared for a special purpose, as a medicine, cosmetic, condiment, etc.
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An action done to prepare for something, especially for an event or undertaking.

Preparations for the opening of the new school.

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Something done to prepare; preparatory measure.
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A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.
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The condition of being prepared; readiness.
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The act or process of preparing.
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Preparation is defined as the level of readiness.

An example of preparation is how prepared a presenter is to give a speech.

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Preparation means the actions taken to get something ready.

An example of preparation is a cook chopping up ingredients for a soup.

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The definition of a preparation is a mixture made for a specific use.

An example of a preparation is a sauce made for use in a meal the next day.

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The anticipation of a dissonant tone by means of its introduction as a consonant tone in the preceding chord.
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A tone so used.
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(uncountable) The act of preparing or getting ready.
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That which is prepared.
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(countable) A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.

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

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The dissonant tone so anticipated.
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The preparing for a dissonant chord by using the dissonant tone as a consonant tone in the immediately preceding chord.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
preparation
Plural:
preparations