Definitions of preparation

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a substance prepared according to a formula Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. activity leading to skilled behavior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (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 disonance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. A mixture; a compound. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. An army or fleet. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Accomplishment; qualification. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. The act of making ready; state of being ready; readiness; that which is ready or made ready, as a medicine, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. 1. A getting ready. 2. Something made ready, as a medicinal or other mixture, or a histological specimen. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  19. 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 american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. The act of preparing; the state of being prepared; something that is prepared. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Act of preparing or fitting for a particular purpose; prior arrangement; that which is prepared; any medicine fitted for use; the state of being prepared; a part of an animal body prepared for anatomical uses. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. The act or operation of preparing; state of being ready; the thing prepared; part of an animal body, usually a diseased part, prepared and preserved for observation and instruction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. In anticipation of a future event, preparation helps to make something ready to be utilized. thelawdictionary.org
  24. prep-a-r[=a]'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. PR[=E]PAR'ATIVE, having the power of preparing or making ready: fitting for anything.--n. that which prepares the way: preparation.--adv. PR[=E]PAR'ATIVELY, by way of preparation.--adj. PR[=E]PAR'ATORY, preparing for something coming: previous: introductory. [Fr.,--L.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. The act of making ready any substance whatever that has to be employed for any purpose. Also, the product of any pharmaceutical operation;- Praepara'tum. Any part of the human body, preserved for the uses of the anatomist, is so called. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  26. Preparing; (usu. pl.) thing (s) done to make ready (for); make pp., prepare (for); (abbr. prep) p. of lessons as part of school routine; substance, e.g. food or medicine, specially prepared; (Mus.) preparing of a discord. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. Anything prepared or made ready; specifically, a pharmaceutical compound, also a prepared anatomical or pathological specimen. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. n. [Latin] Act of preparing or fitting for a particular purpose, use, service, or condition ;-state of being prepared or got ready ;-that which prepares ; preparatory act or measure ;-that which is made or compounded for a particular purpose ;-especially a medicinal substance made up or dispensed for the use of patients ;-a part of an animal body preserved as a specimen. Cabinet Dictionary