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praepărātĭo , ōnis, f. praeparo.
I. A getting or making ready, a preparing, preparation (class.): “priusquam aggrediare, adhibenda est praeparatio diligens,Cic. Off. 1, 21, 73: “provisio animi et praeparatio ad minuendum dolorem,id. Tusc. 3, 14, 30: “belli,Vell. 1, 12, 6: “futurae impensae,Front. Aquaed. 124: “cordis,Vulg. Psa. 9, 17 (37): pugnae, id. Judith, 4, 4.—
II. Rhet., a preparation of the hearers for what is to follow, = προπαρασκευή, Quint. 7, 10, 12; 4, 2, 55; 9, 2, 17.
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