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pre puh ray shuhn

  • n  the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • n  a substance prepared according to a formula
    the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine
  • n  the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
  • n  the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    their preparation was more than adequate
  • n  (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
  • n  activity leading to skilled behavior
  • n  preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
  • n  the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    he left the preparation of meals to his wife

  • This summer, after 25 years of preparation, scientists at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, will try to re-create the conditions produced by the Big Bang.
  • South Korean special warfare soldiers participate in a sea infiltration drill in preparation for possible threats from North Korea at a beach in Taean.
  • Depriving the human mind of all sensation is the best preparation for brainwashing.
News & Articles

  • Emergency Preparation Day to be held
    The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints will be having a "preparation day" on June 22 and residents in the area are invited to attend. Weather forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season this year, and ongoing other natural disasters seem to be occurring with increased
    June 11, 2013 - The Swainsboro Forest-Blade
  • Sadler: Preparation key to victory
    When it comes to week-to-week preparation for the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit, Elliott Sadler takes copious notes through the course of the season on each track.
    June 10, 2013 - The Toledo Blade
  • Preparation continues for THSRA Finals
    One more day of preparation and the Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo will begin, with events running Monday through Saturday to select who competes at the national rodeo next month. Texas is seeking its fifth consecutive national championship.
    June 9, 2013 - Abilene Reporter-News

  • Steve Bruce in Sunday Mirror
    Bruce said: "We've no excuses. We were poor and got nothing, which is exactly what we deserved. That was possibly the worst performance since I've been at the club. It leaves you questioning yourself and whether the preparation and the team you...
  • Lee Westwood in The Press Association
    This year, he's putting together not just the physical side, but the mental side-the preparation, the approach, the understanding of what guys are going to try to do to do him and how he's going to prepare for that and approach that. He's pretty... Jon Daniels Times-Standard Jun 28, 2010 77086 103994 preparation The week was a little draining with the temperature it gets to here, but because I've been to Pebble Beach and done most of my preparation, I can take it easy with that for the next three days and build up my fitness and stamina for when the...

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