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1 preparation

The activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose:
— Preparations for the ceremony had begun.

synonym: readying.

Roget 60: arrangement; plan etc. 626; preparation etc. 673; disposal, disposition; collocation, allocation; distribution; sorting etc. ... show more

Roget 64: precursor, antecedent, precedent, predecessor; forerunner, vancourier, avant-coureur [Fr.], pioneer, prodrome, prodromos, prodromus, outrider; leader, bellwether; ... show more

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Dutch: voorwerk
Polish: przygotowanie

2 preparation

A substance prepared according to a formula:
— The physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine.

synonym: formulation.

Dutch: preparaat

3 preparation

The cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening.

synonyms: planning, provision.

4 preparation

The state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action):
— Their preparation was more than adequate.

synonyms: preparedness, readiness.

Roget 673: preparation; providing etc. v.; provision, providence; anticipation etc. (foresight) 510; precaution, preconcertation, predisposition; ... show more

Dutch: bereidheid, paraatheid
Polish: alert, gotowość, pogotowie

5 preparation

music A note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord.

6 preparation

Activity leading to skilled behavior.

synonyms: grooming, training.

Roget 537: teaching etc. v.; instruction; edification; education; tuition; tutorage, tutelage; direction, guidance; opsimathy.    qualification, ... show more

Dutch: opleiding
Polish: trening, zaprawa

7 preparation

Preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home).

synonyms: homework, prep.

Dutch: huisarbeid, huistaak, huiswerk, schoolwerk, taak, thuiswerk, voorbereiding
Polish: lekcja, praca domowa

8 preparation

The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat:
— He left the preparation of meals to his wife.

synonyms: cookery, cooking.

Dutch: kookkunst
Polish: pitraszenie, gotowanie, warzenie, kucharzenie, pichcenie

Moby thesaurus: accouterment, adaptation, anticipation, apprenticeship, architecture, armament, arrangement, arrangements, assembly, balm, balsam, basic training, breaking, breeding, briefing, building, casting, catering, chandlery, composing ... show more.

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