Meaning of PREPARATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌpre-pə-ˈrā-shən ]


Etymology: Middle English preparacion, from Middle French preparation, from Latin praeparation-, praeparatio, from praeparare to prepare

Date: 14th century

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 ; specifically : a medicinal substance made ready for use

a preparation for colds

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.