Word of the Day

preparation |ˌprepəˈrā sh ən|nounthe action or process of making ready or being made ready for use or consideration : the preparation of a draft contract | the project is in preparation.(usu. preparations) something done to get ready for an event or undertaking : she continued her preparations for the party.a substance that is specially made up and usually sold, esp. a medicine or food.a specimen that has been prepared for scientific or medical examination : a microscope preparation.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.ORIGIN late Middle English : via Old French from Latin praeparatio(n-), from praeparare ‘make ready before(see prepare ).