prep

[prep]
noun
2.
a preliminary or warm-up activity or event; trial run: The race is a good prep for the Kentucky Derby.
3.
preparation: dealer prep on the car included.
4.
the act of preparing a patient for a medical or surgical procedure.
adjective
5.
preparatory: a prep school.
6.
involving or used for preparation: the mortuary's prep room.
verb (used with object), prepped, prepping.
7.
to prepare (a person) for a test, debate, etc.
8.
to prepare (a patient) for a medical or surgical procedure, as by shaving and washing the skin with an antibacterial soap.
9.
to prepare (a vehicle or craft) for sale, use, a test drive, or a race.
verb (used without object), prepped, prepping.
10.
to prepare; get ready: to prep for the game.
11.
to attend a preparatory school.

Origin:
1860–65; by shortening

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prep (prɛp)
 
n
1.  informal preparation short for preparatory school
 
vb , preps, prepping, prepped
2.  (tr) to prepare (a patient) for a medical operation or procedure

prep.
 
abbreviation for
1.  preparation
2.  preparatory
3.  preposition

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Word Origin & History

prep
1862, short for preparation (q.v.). Prep school attested from 1895, short for preparatory school. First record of prep in the sense "student or graduate of a preparatory school" is from 1899. Variant form preppy is first attested 1962.
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Medical Dictionary

prep (prěp)
v. prepped, prep·ping, preps
To prepare for a medical examination or surgical procedure.

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Computing Dictionary

PREP definition


1. (PReP) PowerPC Reference Platform.
2. (PREP) PRogrammed Electronics Patterns. Language for designing integrated circuits. ["Computer Assisted Mask Production", R.L. Rosenfeld, Proc IEEE 57(9) Sep 1969].

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
prep
preparatory
PREP
Pediatrics Review and Education Program
prep.
  1. preposition

  2. prepositional

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The expense and prep time are more extensive with healthy food.
It also depends on the courses and how much prep and grading are required.
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