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preparation

EN[-eɪʃən]
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WPreparation
  • Preparation may refer to: The action or process of preparing or being prepared for use or consideration.
  • Preparedness
  • Prepared food
  • Prepared supplement
  • Prepared drug
  • Prepared dosage form
  • Preparation (dental), the method by which a tooth is prepared when removing decay and designing a form that will provide adequate retention for a dental restoration
  • Preparation (music), treatment of dissonance in tonal music
  • Preparation (principle) - a management principle whereby people get ready for a final product or for a successful experience.
FR préparation

    Definition of preparation in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpreparationsPREpré-SUF-ation
    1. NU The act of preparing or getting ready.
      1. That which is prepared.
        1. NC A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.
          1. The traditional remedy is a bitter preparation made from steamed herbs.
        2. (music) Any of the objects placed between the strings of a prepared piano.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Some programs use drought stress to cause budset and harden the crop in preparation for winter.
            • Primary screening of the immunotropic activity of aloe preparations elaborated by V.P.
            • For the preparation of the karyological slides of the polytene chromosomes, dissected salivary glands were stained in a 2% solution of acetoorcein.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • She really went to town with the party preparations.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
            Related Links:
            1. en preparations
            2. en preparational
            3. en preparationist
            4. en preparationists
            5. en preparation room
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of preparation for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "preparation" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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