1. preparation - noun
· the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun"
2. preparation - noun
· a substance prepared according to a formula; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
3. preparation - 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. preparation - noun
· 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 - 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"
6. preparation - noun
· activity leading to skilled behavior
7. preparation - noun
· preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
8. preparation - noun
· 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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