preparation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French préparation, from Latin praeparatio, praeparationem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹɛpəˈɹeɪʃən/
  • Hyphenation: prep‧a‧ra‧tion
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

preparation (countable and uncountable, plural preparations)

  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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Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɾe.pa.ɾaˈtsjon/

Noun[edit]

preparation (plural preparationes)

  1. preparation