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Preparation meaning

preparation - 7 dictionary results

  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. 2. The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war.
  3. 3. That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure.
  4. 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. 5. An army or fleet.
  6. 6. 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. 7. Accomplishment; qualification.

preparation - examples of usage

  1. It merely indicated that he must never speak on important matters without due preparation. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. Other Works in preparation. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  3. " My dear fellow," observed the other, earnestly, " a good dinner is the very best preparation in the world for a good supper." - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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