superpreparation

preparation

[prep-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
a proceeding, measure, or provision by which one prepares for something: preparations for a journey.
2.
any proceeding, experience, or the like considered as a mode of preparing for the future.
3.
an act of preparing.
4.
the state of being prepared.
5.
something prepared, manufactured, or compounded: a special preparation for sunbathers.
6.
a specimen, as an animal body, prepared for scientific examination, dissection, etc.
7.
Music.
a.
the preparing of a dissonance, by introducing the dissonant tone as a consonant tone in the preceding chord.
b.
the tone so introduced.
8.
New Testament. the day before the sabbath or a feast day.
9.
British. work done by students in preparation for class; homework.
10.
the Preparation, the introductory prayers of the Mass or other divine service.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English preparacion < Latin praeparātiōn- (stem of praeparātiō), a preparing, equivalent to praeparāt(us) (past participle of praeparāre to prepare) + -iōn- -ion

nonpreparation, noun
prepreparation, noun
self-preparation, noun
superpreparation, noun
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preparation (ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of preparing
2.  the state of being prepared; readiness
3.  (often plural) a measure done in order to prepare for something; provision: to make preparations for something
4.  something that is prepared, esp a medicinal formulation
5.  esp in a boarding school
 a.  homework
 b.  Usually shortened to: prep the period reserved for this
6.  music
 a.  the anticipation of a dissonance so that the note producing it in one chord is first heard in the preceding chord as a consonance
 b.  a note so employed
7.  (often capital) the preliminary prayers at Mass or divine service

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Word Origin & History

preparation
1390, "act of preparing," from L. præparationem (nom. præparatio) "a making ready," from præparatus, pp. of præparare "prepare," from præ- "before" + parare "make ready" (see pare). Meaning "a substance especially prepared" is from 1646. Verb prepare
is attested from 1466, from M.Fr. preparer, from L. præparare; slang shortening prep is from 1927. Preparatory is first recorded 1413, from L.L. præparatorius, from L. præparatus. Applied from 1822 to junior schools in which pupils are "prepared" for a higher school.
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preparation prep·a·ra·tion (prěp'ə-rā'shən)
n.
A substance, such as a medicine, prepared for a particular purpose.

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