a proceeding, measure, or provision by which one prepares for something:
preparations for a journey.
any proceeding, experience, or the like considered as a mode of preparing for the future.
an act of preparing.
the state of being prepared.
something prepared, manufactured, or compounded:
a special preparation for sunbathers.
a specimen, as an animal body, prepared for scientific examination, dissection, etc.
the preparing of a dissonance, by introducing the dissonant tone as a consonant tone in the preceding chord.
the tone so introduced.
New Testament. the day before the Sabbath or a feast day.
British. work done by students in preparation for class; homework.
the Preparation, the introductory prayers of the Mass or other divine service.
the act or process of preparing
the state of being prepared; readiness
(often pl) a measure done in order to prepare for something; provision: to make preparations for something
something that is prepared, esp a medicinal formulation
(esp in a boarding school)
the period reserved for this Usually shortened to prep
the anticipation of a dissonance so that the note producing it in one chord is first heard in the preceding chord as a consonance
a note so employed
(often capital) the preliminary prayers at Mass or divine service
preparation prep·a·ra·tion (prěp’ə-rā’shən)
A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.
adjective 1. properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready: prepared for a hurricane. 2. (of food) processed by the manufacturer or seller, by cooking, cleaning, or the like, so as to be ready to serve or use with little or no further preparation.
verb (used with object), prescribed, prescribing. 1. to lay down, in writing or otherwise, as a rule or a course of action to be followed; appoint, ordain, or enjoin. 2. Medicine/Medical. to designate or order the use of (a medicine, remedy, treatment, etc.). verb (used without object), prescribed, prescribing. 3. to lay down rules; direct; […]
[prez-uh n-tey-shuh n, pree-zen-] /ˌprɛz ənˈteɪ ʃən, ˌpri zɛn-/ noun 1. an act of presenting. 2. the state of being presented. 3. a social introduction, as of a person at court. 4. an exhibition or performance, as of a play or film. 5. offering, delivering, or bestowal, as of a gift. 6. a gift. 7. […]
[self-prez-er-vey-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. preservation of oneself from harm or destruction. self-preservation noun 1. the preservation of oneself from danger or injury, esp as a basic instinct