preparation Definition

  • 1the act or process of getting ready for something or making something ready for use or consideration
  • 2something done to get ready for an event or undertaking
  • 3a substance that is specially made up for a particular purpose

Using preparation: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "preparation" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She spent all day in preparation for the party.

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    The team's preparation for the game paid off with a win.

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    The recipe calls for some preparation before you start cooking.

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    He took a course in preparation for the exam.

preparation Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with preparation

  • in anticipation of something; to get ready for something


    In preparation for the storm, they boarded up the windows and stocked up on supplies.

  • a brand of medication used to relieve hemorrhoid symptoms


    She bought some Preparation H at the drugstore to help with her discomfort.

  • a facility where coal is cleaned and prepared for shipping


    The preparation plant processes thousands of tons of coal each day.

Origins of preparation

from Latin 'praeparatio', meaning 'a making ready'


Summary: preparation in Brief

Preparation [ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃən] refers to the act or process of getting ready for something or making something ready for use or consideration. It can involve planning, arrangements, and preliminary work, as well as the use of substances specially made for a particular purpose. Examples include preparing for a party, taking a course in preparation for an exam, and using a recipe that requires some preparation before cooking. The phrase 'in preparation for' indicates anticipation and readiness, while 'Preparation H' is a brand of medication for hemorrhoid relief.

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