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Noun
/ˌprepəˈrāSHən/,
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preparations, plural;
  1. The action or process of making ready or being made ready for use or consideration
    • - the preparation of a draft contract
    • - the project is in preparation
  2. Something done to get ready for an event or undertaking
    • - she continued her preparations for the party
  3. A substance that is specially made up and usually sold, esp. a medicine or food

  4. A specimen that has been prepared for scientific or medical examination
    • - a microscope preparation
  5. (in conventional harmony) The sounding of the discordant note in a chord in the preceding chord where it is not discordant, lessening the effect of the discord


  1. the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun"
  2. formulation: a substance prepared according to a formula; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
  3. planning: 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. readiness: 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"
  6. training: activity leading to skilled behavior
  7. A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. ...
  8. Generally, measuring instruments are meant to get the (pre)existent value of a physical quantity of a system with as little change of, or interaction with the system as possible. ...
  9. Preparations is the fourth full-length album by Prefuse 73, released on October 23, 2007 on Warp Records (see 2007 in music). Unlike the 2006 EP Security Screenings, Preparations is considered the proper follow-up to 2005's collaboration-heavy Surrounded by Silence. ...
  10. (Prepare (SQL)) A PREPARE statement in SQL prepares a statement for execution at a later time.
  11. (prepare) To make ready for a specific future purpose; To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook; To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation; To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound
  12. (Preparations) Describes various plant preparations used to make herbal products both at home and for the marketplace.
  13. (Preparations) In early January of 1919 preparations began for the Communist International with a meeting of representatives from a number of Communist Parties and Left-wing Socialist groups from all around the world who discussed the founding of the Third International. ...
  14. (Preparations) The accelerated schedule meant that most of the carriers of 1 Air Fleet would not be able to participate in the New Guinea operation. ...
  15. (Préparations) Euphemism for performance enhancing drugs.
  16. (Preparatory) A prosthetic device applied to prepare the limb for eventual fitting of a definitive prosthesis.
  17. (Preparatory) work and excavation for future bridges, piers or docks/wharves, often connected with foundation work.
  18. These are preparatory offerings designed specifically to facilitate developing skills and understanding to tackle tertiary studies such as critical thinking, researching, writing and referencing. These can be accredited (count towards your degree) or not accredited. ...
  19. (PREPARE) their clients to succeed by offering services to safeguard their success
  20. (Prepare) a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you analyze your selected multicultural concepts. Point out their significance in understanding cultural differences.
  21. (prepare) (v) aş etеrgе, azıq etеrgе, etеrgе, etеrgе (aş), hazırlarģa, işlеrgе
  22. (prepare) bywan; gearcian; gearwian; ge-gearwian; gyrwan
  23. (Prepared (timber)) planed smooth. Sometimes known as PAR (planed all round) timber.
  24. (Prepared) or Provisional Entrenchments -- See Deliberate Entrenchments.
  25. (prepared) In SFS, a synonym for in-doubt.