the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
"preparations for the ceremony had begun"
a substance prepared according to a formula
"the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
planning, preparation, provision(noun)
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"
readiness, preparedness, preparation(noun)
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"
(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"
training, preparation, grooming(noun)
activity leading to skilled behavior
homework, prep, preparation(noun)
preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
cooking, cookery, preparation(noun)
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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preparing, preparedness, preparations, prepare, preparatory, elaboration, prepared, readiness, drafting, development, formulation, préparation, establishment, run-up, prep, institution, develop, numbers, compounding, lead-up, forecast, design, developed, compiling, anticipation, compilation
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How to use preparation in a sentence?
Students did a great job with their training and earthquake preparation, students know to drop, get under something and hold on. That is their desks.
It felt awesome. It felt like preparation. It felt like everything I worked all week for.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action, he was a mentor and one of my dearest friends. We spent countless hours in the office, at arenas and on planes wherever the game would take us. Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him it was always about the fundamentals preparation, attention to detail, and hard work.
Necessity is the mother of invention. Danger is the father of preparation.
Translations for preparation
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- إعداد, تحضير, تجهيزArabic
- preparacióCatalan, Valencian
- forberedelse, præparation, præparat, tilberedningDanish
- esikäsittely, valmistautuminen, valmisteluFinnish
- deasachadhScottish Gaelic
- preparasyonHaitian Creole
- պատրաստում, պատրաստությունArmenian
- 準備, 支度Japanese
- pregătire, preparare, preparatRomanian
- приготовление, подготовкаRussian
- prȉprava, prisprema, pripremaSerbo-Croatian
- tayari, utayarishi, mapemaSwahili
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