preparation

[ prep-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌprɛp əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of preparation

1350–1400; Middle English preparacion<Latin praeparātiōn- (stem of praeparātiō), a preparing, equivalent to praeparāt(us) (past participle of praeparāre to prepare) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM preparation

non·prep·a·ra·tion, nounpre·prep·a·ra·tion, nounself-prep·a·ra·tion, nounsu·per·prep·a·ra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for preparation

preparation
/ (ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃən) /

noun

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Medical definitions for preparation

preparation
[ prĕp′ə-rāshən ]

n.

A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.
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