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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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?
Preventative and response preparation was sorely lacking, early warnings on the night were weak, and the response measures were not suitable.
The DIY tax business has been growing much faster than assisted tax preparation, the DIY tax business's going to be hard for HR Block to catch Intuit and TurboTax.
Being a mayor of a city of any size, especially in the strong mayor system we have in my community where there's no one else to call when there's an emergency or major policy issue, is arguably the best kind of preparation you can have.
Cultural practices are still being done in Grand Cape Mount -- for example, burial preparation and bathing of dead bodies before burial, we have observed ... complacency and a high level of disregard of preventive measures that are laid down by the Ministry of Health.
It’s been widely reported that baby boomers are worried about their retirement, but the financial planning and retirement concerns of Generation X have gotten less attention, while our study confirms that many boomers still lack confidence about their future, it reveals alarming realities about the significant angst and pessimism Gen X feels regarding the current and future state of their finances. They’re the next generation that’s quickly approaching retirement and their hands-off approach to planning and preparation is alarming.
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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