from The Century Dictionary.

  • Being in a state or condition of preparation; specifically, in mathematics, transformed in certain ways so as to be brought to a shape convenient for discussion: said of an equation, form, or function.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Made fit or suitable; adapted; ready

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Willing.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of prepare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective made ready or fit or suitable beforehand
  • adjective having made preparations
  • adjective equipped or prepared with necessary intellectual resources


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