preparation

[Prep`a*ra┬Ětion]

Preparation is the act of preparing getting ready, planning, training, or studying with a goal in mind.

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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.

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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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preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)

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activity leading to skilled behavior

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

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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"

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(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 disonance"

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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"

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a substance prepared according to a formula


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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.

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The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war.

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That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure.

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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.

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An army or fleet.

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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.

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Accomplishment; qualification.


Preparation

Prep`a*ra"tion , n. [F. pr'82paration, L. praeparatio. See Prepare.] 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. The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war. 3. That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure.
I will show what preparations there were in nature for this dissolution.
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.
I wish the chemists had been more sparing who magnify their preparations.
In the preparations of cookery, the most volatile parts of vegetables are destroyed.
5. An army or fleet. [Obs.] Shak. 6. (Mus.) 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. Accomplishment; qualification. [Obs.] Shak.

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.

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Usage Examples

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

Education is not preparation for life education is life itself.

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.

But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself, and the more preparation you can do, the less chance of failing.

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Other Usage Examples

Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith.

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.

For my part, I do not feel that the scheme of future happiness, which ought by rights to be in preparation for me, will be at all interfered with by my not meeting again the man I have in my. mind.

For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.

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