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Definition of Preparation


  1. The act of preparing or fitting beforehand for a particular purpose, use, service, or condition; previous arrangement or adaptation; a making ready; as, the preparation of land for a crop of wheat; the preparation of troops for a campaign.
  2. The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war.
  3. That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure.
  4. 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.
  5. An army or fleet.
  6. 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.
  7. Accomplishment; qualification.

Preparation Quotations

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. - John Dewey
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
Elbert Hubbard

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Preparation Translations

preparation in Danish is tilberedelse, tillavning
preparation in Dutch is voorbereidsel, voorbereiding
preparation in German is Aufbereitung {f}, Vorbereitung {f}, Vorbereitung
preparation in Latin is meditatio, paratus
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