homework vs preparation what difference

what is difference between homework and preparation

English

Etymology

From home +‎ work.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhoʊmˌwɝk/

Noun

homework (usually uncountable, plural homeworks)

  1. Work that is done at home, especially school exercises assigned by a teacher.
  2. Preliminary or preparatory work, such as research.
  3. (uncommon) Housework.

Usage notes

The term is generally used to refer to primary or secondary school assignments as opposed to college-level coursework.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:homework.

Translations

See also

  • busy work
  • schoolwork

Anagrams

  • workhome


English

Alternative forms

  • præparation (archaic)

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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

Translations

Anagrams

  • paraprotein

Interlingua

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɾe.pa.ɾaˈtsjon/

Noun

preparation (plural preparationes)

  1. preparation

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