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prep

  

      n  
1    Informal      short for       preparation       5     (chiefly U.S.)       preparatory school  
      vb   , preps, prepping, prepped  
2    tr   to prepare (a patient) for a medical operation or procedure  


prep.  
      abbrev. for  
1    preparation  
2    preparatory  
3    preposition  
prep school  
      n  
Informal      See       preparatory school  
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preparation  
      n  
1    the act or process of preparing  
2    the state of being prepared; readiness  
3    often pl   a measure done in order to prepare for something; provision  
to make preparations for something     
4    something that is prepared, esp. a medicine  
5      (esp. in a boarding school)  
a    homework  
b    the period reserved for this,   (Usually shortened to)    prep         
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 cap   the preliminary prayers at Mass or divine service  


prep         
      n  
1    Informal      short for       preparation       5     (chiefly U.S.)       preparatory school  
      vb   , preps, prepping, prepped  
2    tr   to prepare (a patient) for a medical operation or procedure  
prep.  
      abbrev. for  
1    preparation  
2    preparatory  
3    preposition  
prep school  
      n  
Informal      See       preparatory school  

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preposition  
      n   a word or group of words used before a noun or pronoun to relate it grammatically or semantically to some other constituent of a sentence,   (Abbrev.)    prep         
     (C14: from Latin praepositio a putting before, from ponere to place)  
  prepositional      adj  
  prepositionally      adv  
The practice of ending a sentence with a preposition (Venice is a place I should like to go to) was formerly regarded as incorrect, but is now acceptable and is the preferred form in many contexts  


prep         
      n  
1    Informal      short for       preparation       5     (chiefly U.S.)       preparatory school  
      vb   , preps, prepping, prepped  
2    tr   to prepare (a patient) for a medical operation or procedure  
prep.  
      abbrev. for  
1    preparation  
2    preparatory  
3    preposition  
prep school  
      n  
Informal      See       preparatory school  

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