Meaning : The activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose.
Preparations for the ceremony had begun.
Synonyms : readying
Meaning : A substance prepared according to a formula.
The physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine.
Synonyms : formulation
Meaning : (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 dissonance.