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    preparation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word preparation

    Definition
    (noun) the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    Synonyms : readying
    Example Sentence
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
    Definition
    (noun) a substance prepared according to a formula
    Synonyms : formulation
    Example Sentence
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine
    Definition
    (noun) the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
    Synonyms : planning , provision
    Example Sentence
    • his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties
    Definition
    (noun) the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    Synonyms : preparedness , readiness
    Example Sentence
    • putting them in readiness
    • their preparation was more than adequate
    Definition
    (noun) (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
    Example Sentence
    • the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance
    Definition
    (noun) activity leading to skilled behavior
    Synonyms : grooming , training
    Definition
    (noun) preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
    Synonyms : homework , prep
    Definition
    (noun) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    Synonyms : cookery , cooking
    Example Sentence
    • 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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