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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. The act or process of preparing.
  • n. The state of having been made ready beforehand; readiness.
  • n. A preliminary measure that serves to make ready for something. Often used in the plural: preparations for the wedding.
  • n. A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.
  • n. Music The anticipation of a dissonant tone by means of its introduction as a consonant tone in the preceding chord.
  • n. Music The dissonant tone so anticipated.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. The act of preparing or getting ready.
  • n. That which is prepared.
  • n. A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. The act of preparing or fitting beforehand for a particular purpose, use, service, or condition; previous arrangement or adaptation; a making ready
  • n. The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness.
  • n. That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure.
  • n. That which is prepared, made, or compounded by a certain process or for a particular purpose; a combination. Specifically: (a) Any medicinal substance fitted for use. (b) Anything treated for preservation or examination as a specimen. (c) Something prepared for use in cookery.
  • n. An army or fleet.
  • n. The holding over of a note from one chord into the next chord, where it forms a temporary discord, until resolved in the chord that follows; the anticipation of a discordant note in the preceding concord, so that the ear is prepared for the shock. See Suspension.
  • n. Accomplishment; qualification.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. The act of preparing or making ready; qualification for a particular use, service, or application; adaptation to an end; training; equipment.
  • n. Formation; composition; manufacture: as, the preparation of gunpowder; the preparation of glycerin.
  • n. A measure or means taken beforehand to secure a certain result; a preparatory proceeding or circumstance.
  • n. The state of being prepared or in readiness; preparedness.
  • n. That which is equipped or fitted out.
  • n. That which results from mental or moral training; qualification; accomplishment.
  • n. That which is prepared, manufactured, or compounded: as, a chemical preparation; a preparation of oil and wax.
  • n. In anatomy, an animal body or any part of it prepared for anatomical purposes, or preserved to display parts already dissected.
  • n. In counterpoint and strict musical composition generally: that treatment of the voice-parts whereby a dissonance in any chord is introduced as a consonance in the preceding chord, and simply held over into the dissonant chord by its own voice-part, while the others move;
  • n. a consonant tone in any voice-part which is thus about to become a dissonance.
  • n. The day before the sabbath or any other Jewish feast-day. Also called day of the preparation (Mat. xxvii. 62). Compare parasceve.
  • n. Eccles., devotions or prayers used by the celebrant or officiant, assistants, choristers, etc., before the eucharistic or other offices.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
  • n. the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
  • n. preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
  • n. activity leading to skilled behavior
  • n. a substance prepared according to a formula
  • n. the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
  • n. the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
  • n. (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
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