Definitions of preparation

  1. activity leading to skilled behavior
  2. the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; " preparations for the ceremony had begun"
  3. The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war.
  4. That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure.
  5. That which is prepared, made, or compounded by a certain process or for a particular purpose; a combination. Specifically: ( a) Any medicinal substance fitted for use. ( b) Anything treated for preservation or examination as a specimen. ( c) Something prepared for use in cookery.
  6. An army or fleet.
  7. 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.
  8. Accomplishment; qualification.
  9. The act of making ready; state of being ready; readiness; that which is ready or made ready, as a medicine, etc.
  10. The act of preparing: previous arrangement: the state of being prepared or ready: that which is prepared or made ready: ( anat.) a part of any animal body preserved as a specimen.
  11. The act of preparing; the state of being prepared; something that is prepared.
  12. Act of preparing or fitting for a particular purpose; prior arrangement; that which is prepared; any medicine fitted for use; the state of being prepared; a part of an animal body prepared for anatomical uses.
  13. The act or operation of preparing; state of being ready; the thing prepared; part of an animal body, usually a diseased part, prepared and preserved for observation and instruction.