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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List of paraphrases for "preparation":
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?
Preparation for the identification process has already started and we will make sure that the post mortem investigation will start as soon as possible.
We are worried by the developments in recent days which strongly recall preparation for more military action.
The result was 64 meters but it came from me giving my best. My preparation period was short but I also feel (I have reached) my physical limit, i feel it was good to compete in these championships again after a while out but I'd like to wish my best for the fellow throwers from now on.
It's been a very tough time for me, i've been really up and down. Just because of the love of the sport I was wanting to give Tomas Berdych one more try to come back and give it a good shot of preparation, come here and play some matches and go to the Open and see what it's like, what I'm going to do, how my tennis is going to be.
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.
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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