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Definition of "preparation" []

  • The act or process of preparing. (noun)
  • The state of having been made ready beforehand; readiness. (noun)
  • A preliminary measure that serves to make ready for something. Often used in the plural: preparations for the wedding. (noun)
  • A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose. (noun)
  • Music The anticipation of a dissonant tone by means of its introduction as a consonant tone in the preceding chord. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "preparation" in a sentence
  • "A potentially explosive case, two years in preparation, is now before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal."
  • "He has several more titles in preparation, is eyeing the international market."
  • "To determine just how unbalanced teacher preparation is at ed schools, we counted the number of course titles and descriptions that contained the words “multiculturalism,” “diversity,” “inclusion,” and variants thereof, and then compared those with the number that used variants of the word “math.”"