Definition of PREPARATION


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a substance prepared according to a formula; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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. (

    ) 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. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) 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" ;

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