Simple Definition of preparation
: the activity or process of making something ready or of becoming ready for something
preparations : things that are done to make something ready or to become ready for something
: a substance (such as a cream or lotion) that you use as medicine or to improve your appearance
Full Definition of preparation
Examples of preparation in a sentence
The festival involves a lot of preparation.
To complete this recipe, plan on about 30 minutes of preparation and 40 minutes of baking.
Origin and Etymology of preparation
Middle English preparacion, from Middle French preparation, from Latin praeparation-, praeparatio, from praeparare to prepare
First Known Use: 14th century
PREPARATION Defined for Kids
Definition of preparation for Students
1 : the act or process of making or getting ready beforehand <Travel requires a lot of preparation.>
2 : something done to make or get ready <Preparations for the move are underway.>
3 : something made for a special purpose <a preparation for burns>
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