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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. preparation: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. preparation: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. preparation: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. preparation: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. preparation: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. preparation: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Preparation, preparation: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. preparation: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. preparation: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. preparation: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. preparation: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. preparation: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. preparation, the preparation: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. preparation: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. preparation: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. preparation: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Preparation (principle), Preparation, The Preparation: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Preparation: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. preparation: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. preparation: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. preparation: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. preparation: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. preparation: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. preparation: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. preparation: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. preparation: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. preparation: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Preparation: Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. preparation: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  2. preparation: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. preparation: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. preparation: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. preparation: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. preparation: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Sports dictionaries Sports (1 matching dictionary)
  1. preparation: Hickok Sports Glossaries [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (preparation)

noun:  the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose ("Preparations for the ceremony had begun")
noun:  (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord ("The resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another disonance")
noun:  activity leading to skilled behavior
noun:  the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
noun:  a substance prepared according to a formula
noun:  the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat ("He left the preparation of meals to his wife")
noun:  preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
noun:  the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action) ("Their preparation was more than adequate")

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