- the preparing of a dissonance, by introducing the dissonant tone as a consonant tone in the preceding chord.
- the tone so introduced.
Origin of preparation
Examples from the Web for preparation
With 221 years of preparation, we should know how to respond.
Our memo standardizes across the services what we expect everyone to do in preparation of going, while there, and upon return.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training|Tim Mak|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spall spent two years training to paint in preparation for the role.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood|Nico Hines|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But not before Chloe climbs to the top of the highest bridge in NYC in preparation of killing herself.‘Left Behind’ Review: Nicolas Cage’s Bible Movie Is God-Awful|Matthew Paul Turner|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Recruitment, preparation and performance evaluation are all coming under scrutiny.
Unfortunately, corn-meal does not lend itself to the preparation of a dry bread having sufficient consistency to require chewing.Health on the Farm|H. F. Harris
Both parties early sought to get control of those waters, and the preparation of armed vessels on them was vigorously begun.Sustained honor|John R. Musick,
Planting, preparation of ground and cultivation are the same as for all other roses.
Eleven days were spent in preparation, before the Thirteen, with all their infernal power, could reach the foot of the cliffs.The Duchesse de Langeais|Honore de Balzac
I asked, in surprise, for it had been in my mind that the old man would make every preparation before summoning us.The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley|James Otis
British Dictionary definitions for preparation
- the period reserved for thisUsually shortened to: prep
- the anticipation of a dissonance so that the note producing it in one chord is first heard in the preceding chord as a consonance
- a note so employed
Word Origin and History for preparation
late 14c., "act of preparing," from Latin praeparationem (nominative praeparatio) "a making ready," noun of action from past participle stem of praeparare "prepare," from prae "before" (see pre-) + parare "make ready" (see pare). Meaning "a substance especially prepared" is from 1640s.