grooming vs preparation what difference

what is difference between grooming and preparation



  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹuːmɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -uːmɪŋ



  1. present participle of groom


grooming (usually uncountable, plural groomings)

  1. Care for one’s personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing.
    • “Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling à la Mérode! Oh, it’s very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better. []
  2. (biology) The practice of primates picking through the hair of others, looking for insects etc.
  3. The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work.
  4. Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.
  5. The act of gaining the trust of a minor with the intention of luring them into an abusive sexual relationship.
  6. (software engineering) In agile software development, the reviewing and prioritization of items in the development backlog.


  • (care for one’s appearance):
  • (act of teaching): coaching, mentoring
  • (caring for horses): currying
  • (attempting to gain the trust of a minor):

Coordinate terms

  • (care for one’s appearance): personal hygiene – more basic level of care

Derived terms

  • allogrooming
  • autogrooming


See also

  • Child grooming on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



grooming m (uncountable)

  1. grooming


Alternative forms

  • præparation (archaic)


Borrowed from Middle French préparation, from Latin praeparatio, praeparationem.
Morphologically prepare +‎ -ation


  • IPA(key): /pɹɛpəˈɹeɪʃən/
  • Hyphenation: prep‧a‧ra‧tion
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


preparation (countable and uncountable, plural preparations)

  1. (uncountable) The act of preparing or getting ready.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being prepared; readiness.
  3. (countable) That which is prepared.
    1. A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.
      The traditional remedy is a bitter preparation made from steamed herbs.
    2. (anatomy) A part of any animal body preserved as a specimen.
    3. (music) Any of the objects placed between the strings of a prepared piano.
  4. (Judaism) The day before the Sabbath or other Jewish feast-day.
  5. Devotional exercises introducing an office.
  6. (music) The previous introduction, as an integral part of a chord, of a note continued into a succeeding dissonance.

Related terms

  • prepare

Derived terms



  • paraprotein



  • IPA(key): /pɾɾaˈtsjon/


preparation (plural preparationes)

  1. preparation

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