Dictionary Results for preparations

1. preparation - noun

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

Synonym(s): readying

Hypernym(s): activity

2. preparation - noun

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

Synonym(s): formulation

Hypernym(s): compound, chemical_compound

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"

Synonym(s): planning, provision

Hypernym(s): thinking, thought, thought_process, cerebration, intellection, mentation

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"

Synonym(s): readiness, preparedness

Hypernym(s): state

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"

Hypernym(s): harmony, musical_harmony

Antonym(s): resolution

6. preparation - noun

· activity leading to skilled behavior

Synonym(s): training, grooming

Hypernym(s): activity

7. preparation - noun

· preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)

Synonym(s): homework, prep

Hypernym(s): school_assignment, schoolwork

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"

Synonym(s): cooking, cookery

Hypernym(s): change_of_state

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