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Preparation

Prep`a`ra´tion
n.1.
1.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.
2.The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war.
3.That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure.
4.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.
5.An army or fleet.
6.(Mus.) 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.
7.Accomplishment; qualification.
Noun1.Preparationpreparation - the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun"
Synonyms: readying
2.preparation - a substance prepared according to a formula
Synonyms: formulation
3.preparation - 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"
Synonyms: planning, provision
4.preparation - 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 - (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"
Antonyms:
resolution - (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
6.preparation - activity leading to skilled behavior
Synonyms: grooming, training
7.Preparationpreparation - preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
Synonyms: homework, prep
8.preparation - 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"
Synonyms: cookery, cooking
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