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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preparation  \Prep`a*ra"tion\,  n.  [F.  pr['e]paration,  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 
  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.  --T.  Burnet. 
  4.  That  which  is  prepared,  made  or  compounded  by  a  certain 
  process  or  for  a  particular  purpose;  a  combination. 
  a  Any  medicinal  substance  fitted  for  use 
  b  Anything  treated  for  preservation  or  examination  as  a 
  c  Something  prepared  for  use  in  cookery. 
  I  wish  the  chemists  had  been  more  sparing  who 
  magnify  their  preparations.  --Sir  T. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  activity  of  preparing  [syn:  {readying}] 
  2:  a  substance  prepared  according  to  a  formula  [syn:  {formulation}] 
  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"  [syn:  {planning}, 
  4:  activity  leading  to  skilled  behavior  [syn:  {training},  {grooming}] 
  5:  preparatory  school  work  done  outside  school  (especially  at 
  home)  [syn:  {homework},  {prep}] 

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