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Definition of preparation
1 [mass noun] the action or process of preparing or being prepared for use or consideration:the preparation of a draft contract the project is in preparation [count noun]
) something done to get ready for an event or undertaking:she continued her preparations for the party
2a substance that is specially made up, especially a medicine or food: there are several effective preparations you can buy over the counter a specimen that has been prepared for scientific or medical examination:a microscope preparation 3 Music (in conventional harmony) the sounding of the discordant note in a chord in the preceding chord where it is not discordant, lessening the effect of the discord.