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Meaning & Definition of Preparation in English

English

Preparation

/prɛpəreʃən/

noun

1. The activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose

  • "Preparations for the ceremony had begun"
    synonym:
  • preparation
  • ,
  • readying

2. A substance prepared according to a formula

  • "The physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
    synonym:
  • formulation
  • ,
  • preparation

3. 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:
  • planning
  • ,
  • preparation
  • ,
  • provision

4. 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:
  • readiness
  • ,
  • preparedness
  • ,
  • preparation

5. (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"
    synonym:
  • preparation

6. Activity leading to skilled behavior

    synonym:
  • training
  • ,
  • preparation
  • ,
  • grooming

7. Preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)

    synonym:
  • homework
  • ,
  • prep
  • ,
  • preparation

8. 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:
  • cooking
  • ,
  • cookery
  • ,
  • preparation

Examples of using

Each stage of life is a preparation for the next as well as a complete life in itself.
How much money was saved in preparation for the summer vacation?