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Preparation

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The action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty . . . . Readiness . . . . Plan in Advance, Put Together, Put in proper state of mind . . . . To work out or make ready beforehand for some purpose . . . .


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Preparation n [ME preparacion, fr. MF preparation, fr. L praeparation-, praeparatio, fr. praeparare to prepare] [14c] 1: the action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty 2: a state of being prepared: Readiness 3: a preparatory act or measure 4: something that is prepared; specif: a medicinal substance made ready for use [a __ for colds]

Prepare vb [ME, fr., MF preparer, f. L praeparare, fr. prae-, pre- + arare to procure, prepare - more at Pare] vt [15c] 1a: to make ready beforehand for some purpose, use, or activity [__ food for dinner] b: to put in a proper state of mind [is prepared to listen] 2: to work out the details of: plan in advance [preparing strategy for the coming campaign] 3a: to put together: Compound [__ a prescription] b: to put into written form [__ a report] -vi: to get ready [preparing for a career]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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