Definition of Preparation

1. Noun. The activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose. "Preparations for the ceremony had begun"

Exact synonyms: Readying
Specialized synonyms: Fire Control, Deployment, Groundwork, Makeready, Priming, Planning, Turnaround, Turnround, Prolusion, Tune-up, Warm-up
Generic synonyms: Activity
Derivative terms: Prepare, Ready

2. Noun. A substance prepared according to a formula. "The physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
Exact synonyms: Formulation
Specialized synonyms: Cleaner, Cleanser, Cleansing Agent, Glycerinated Gelatin, Nebula, Polish, Starch, Smelling Salts
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound
Derivative terms: Formulate

3. Noun. 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. Noun. The state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action). "Their preparation was more than adequate"
Exact synonyms: Preparedness, Readiness
Generic synonyms: State
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Ready, Alert, Qui Vive
Attributes: Ready, Unready
Derivative terms: Prepare, Prepared, Prepared, Ready

5. Noun. (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"
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Harmony, Musical Harmony
Derivative terms: Prepare
Antonyms: Resolution

6. Noun. Activity leading to skilled behavior.

7. Noun. Preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home).
Exact synonyms: Homework, Prep
Generic synonyms: School Assignment, Schoolwork
Group relationships: Didactics, Education, Educational Activity, Instruction, Pedagogy, Teaching
Derivative terms: Prepare

8. Noun. The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat. "He left the preparation of meals to his wife"
Exact synonyms: Cookery, Cooking
Generic synonyms: Change Of State
Specialized synonyms: Baking, Browning, Toasting, Broil, Broiling, Grilling, Frying, Sauteing, Fusion Cooking, Braising, Poaching, Roasting, Boiling, Simmering, Stewing, Percolation, Cuisine, Culinary Art
Terms within: Tenderisation, Tenderization, Seasoning
Examples of category: Challah, Hallah, Jewish Rye, Jewish Rye Bread, Calamari, Calamary, Squid, Curry, Brown Sauce, Chinese Brown Sauce, Caramelise, Caramelize, Caramelise, Caramelize, Alcoholise, Alcoholize, Alcoholise, Alcoholize, Conserve, Pickle, Salt, Marinade, Marinate, Can, Put Up, Tin, Brine, Fortify, Lace, Spike, Fortify, Boil Down, Concentrate, Reduce, Boil Down, Concentrate, Decoct, Reduce, Bake, Ovenbake, Brown, Coddle, Fire, Farce, Stuff, Baste, Souse, Micro-cook, Microwave, Nuke, Zap, Crisp, Crispen, Toast, Shirr, Blanch, Parboil, Overboil, Fricassee, Stew, Jug, Simmer, Roast, Barbecue, Barbeque, Cook Out, Pan Roast, Braise, Fry, Frizzle, Deep-fat-fry, Griddle, Pan-fry, Deep-fry, French-fry, Stir Fry, Saute, Grill, Hibachi, Steam, Broil, Oven Broil, Pan-broil, Pressure-cook, Bruise, Blacken, Char, Scorch, Sear, Render, Try, Splat, Clarify, Dun, Corn, Filet, Fillet, Puree, Strain, Egg, Dredge, Flour, Crumb, Truss, Bread, Mask, Dress, Sauce, Whip, Whisk, Cream, Beat, Scramble, Churn, Rice, Frost, Ice, Butterfly, Put On, Spatchcock, Devil, Cook, Precook, Whip Up, Whomp Up, Concoct, Cook Up, Lard, Flavor, Flavour, Season, Curry, Spice, Spice Up, Zest, Ginger, Savor, Savour, Pepper, Salt
Derivative terms: Cook, Cook, Cook, Cook, Cook, Cook, Prepare

Definition of Preparation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Preparation

1. Noun. The act of preparing or getting ready. ¹

2. Noun. That which is prepared. ¹

3. Noun. A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared. ¹

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Definition of Preparation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preparation

prep schools
preparation (current term)
preparation fire
preparatory school

Literary usage of Preparation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1901)
"... the establishment of its constitution and the preparation of some of its derivatives. - preparation OF 2.5-DIMETHYL,BENZALDEHYDE. ..."

2. Science of Fingerprints: Classification and Uses (1988)
"The preparation of the charts is ultimately the sole responsibility of the expert using them. As a matter of interest to law enforcement personnel engaged ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"... (2) the preparation which Plato is making for the attack on Homer and the poets; (3) the - preparation which he is also making for the use of economies ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... with collecting and estimating the strength, etc., of the various armies, with the study of theatres of war, and with the preparation of military maps. ..."

5. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"There are two general methods of preparation, the primary, which consists ... The different methods 'jf preparation that have been employed are discussed at ..."

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