preparation
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pɹɛpəˈɹeɪʃən/
Noun

preparation

  1. (uncountable) The act of preparing or getting ready.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being prepared; readiness.
  3. (countable) That which is prepared.
    1. A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.
      The traditional remedy is a bitter preparation made from steamed herbs.
    2. (anatomy) A part of any animal body preserved as a specimen.
    3. (music) Any of the objects placed between the strings of a prepared piano.
  4. (Judaism) The day before the Sabbath or other Jewish feast-day.
  5. Devotional exercises introducing an office.
  6. (music) The previous introduction, as an integral part of a chord, of a note continued into a succeeding dissonance.
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