Definition of preperation
1. preparation [ n ] the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
Examples: "preparations for the ceremony had begun"
(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
This leads Irenaeus to the somewhat startling notion that Adam and Eve died on the same day that they disobeyed , namely , on a Friday , as a parallel to the death of Christ on Good_Friday ; he sees a parallel also to the Jewish day of preparation for the Sabbath .
(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
One must include the preparation of soft_drinks and the processing of milk and milk products .
(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
When paper_electrophoresis was to be used for preparation , eight strips of a whole serum sample or a chromatographic fraction concentrated by negative pressure dialysis were run / chamber under the conditions described above .
(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
First is the long and still somewhat obscure process of preparation , planning and discussion .
Preparation began slightly more than a year after independence with the first_steps to organize rural communes .Synonyms preparation readying Related Terms activity planning makeready priming warm-up groundwork fire_control turnaround deployment prepare
2. preparation [ n ] a substance prepared according to a formulaUsed in print:
(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
Plane suggested another preparation of **f which we used here .
(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
Albert ( 1949 ) has concluded that the most active preparations of TSH made during this period , from 1931 to 1945 , were probably about 100 to 300 times as potent as the starting material .
The most active preparations obtained by these two groups of investigators appear to be similar in potency , composition and physical_properties .Synonyms formulation preparation Related Terms compound cleansing_agent polish smelling_salts glycerinated_gelatin nebula formulate
3. preparation [ n ] the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
Examples: "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
(1961 Research Highlights of the National Bureau of...)
Preparations are being made for similar experiments on CH and SH radicals .
(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)
She had caught him off_guard , no preparation , nothing certain but that ahead lay some kind of disaster .Synonyms planning preparation provision Related Terms thinking agreement calculation premeditation applecart malice_aforethought plan
4. preparation [ n ] the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
Examples: "putting them in readiness" "their preparation was more than adequate"
5. preparation [ n ] activity leading to skilled behaviorSynonyms training grooming preparation Related Terms activity exercise retraining discipline drill military_training athletic_training schooling skull_session train prepare coach
6. preparation [ n ] (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
Examples: "the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance"
7. preparation [ n ] the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Examples: "cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
8. preparation [ n ] preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)Synonyms prep preparation homework Related Terms school_assignment education
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