• WordNet 3.6
    • n prep preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prep A student who is taking a preparatory course of study; especially, one who is preparing for college.
    • n prep An abbreviation of preposition.
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In literature:

Draper said he heard he'd gone to some whopping big prep school up in New Hampshire or somewhere.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
She spoke a verse of "Twinkle, twinkle, little star," to the vast delight of the preps, who had dared her to do it.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
At the diff'rent prep.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Dak a-na-pta is prep.
"The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages" by Andrew Woods Williamson
Promise us you won't write or learn a word out of prep.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
The same remarks apply to the prep.
"Elements of Gaelic Grammar" by Alexander Stewart
They must be doing prep.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
Ward'll let us do our 'prep.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
I know you; likewise the president of this chorus was in my prep.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
All the little preps adore her.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
I'll get some real practical training that way, he says, and then I can take up prep.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Why, they treated him perfectly horrid at prep.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
I've my prep to do, the same as the rest of you, and you know what Miss Pratt is.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
Or, at least, it was the nearest thing to a small boy snicker I'd heard since prep school.
"Do Unto Others" by Mark Clifton
We may have the room to ourselves the minute we've finished prep.
"A Fourth Form Friendship" by Angela Brazil
There is now no doubt that all of Ben Eder's "prep" and races down the line were made with an eye single to this one race.
"History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921" by John Lawrence O'Connor
We'll manage that to-morrow, and dress our statue in the evening, between tea and prep.
"A Gallant Grenadier" by F.S. Brereton
Then she drove them to prep.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
We've barely ten minutes before prep, and I want to show Sylvia her locker.
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
Usually, of course, it's prep after tea.
"Just Gerry" by Christine Chaundler

In news:

But the prep can be so nasty and time-consuming that it's often poorly executed or avoided altogether.
The truth about colonoscopy prep.
20th Century Fox is prepping a big-screen version of the popular comic strip Mutts.
Prepping treats for school fun.
Bray makes big gains in poise, composure as Vols prep for Georgia.
Prep 10 mins Cook 50 mins.
McKenna preps for long haul in ballot count for governor.
The GPS tracking really shines if you use Contour 's Storyteller software to edit your video and prep it for sharing.
Pandas get prepped for move to Singapore.
Squirrel dinner prep maybe sparked Michigan fire.
Jaguars wins on the road in their 2A Prep Boys Soccer Eastern Semifinals match.
The 1 1/4-mile Arlington Handicap is a prep for the $1-million Arlington Million Stakes (G1) on August 9.
Prep summary Saturday District 6-2A.
Prep 15 mins Cook 5 hrs to 6 hrs (low) or 2-1/2 to 3 hours (high).
Prepping for the storm at the docks.

In science:

We also plot the Hα luminosity for RGJ0332−2758 (Casey et al. 2011) which has IFU observations presented in Casey et al. (in prep.).
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
Hα distribution and dynamics, being energetic enough to drive ionized gas over scales of a few kpc (Nesvadba et al. 2008; Harrison et al. in prep.).
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
Engelbracht, C. W., Ge, J., & Rieke, G. H. 1998, in prep.
Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Photodissociation Regions: The Orion Bar and Orion S
Sullivan et al 2000) or to detect Lyman-α emitters (Ellis et al 2000, in prep).
Gravitational Lensing and Cluster of Galaxies
Figure 3: Here we show a small region of four UT2/UVES high-resolution spectra observed in August 2000 and January 2001 of stars in Sculptor and Carina dwarf spheroidals, and one of a comparison star in metal-poor globular cluster M 55 (Tolstoy, Venn, Shetrone, Hill, Primas, Kaufer & Szeifert in prep).
Observational Evidence for Galaxy Evolution in the Local Group
Radial velocities of planetary nebulae and/or globular clusters in the outer regions have been obtained for some of the galaxies, and many more will become available to ≈5Re with a special-purpose instrument now under construction (Freeman et al. 2001, in prep).
SAURON: An Innovative Look at Early-Type Galaxies
A full description of our results will be presented in two future papers (Mall´en-Ornelas et al., in prep.).
Possible Transiting Planet Candidates from the EXPLORE Project
Whether the starbursts in the field population are sufficient to account for the k+a population observed in distant clusters is an issue requiring further study (Dressler et al. in prep.).
Color, spectral and morphological transformations of galaxies in clusters
The two calibrated output interferograms were then subtracted to remove residual photometric fluctuations (Kervella, in prep).
First radius measurements of very low mass stars with the VLTI
Galactic plane or a radial distribution in the halo equivalent to that of the globular clusters (Grenier, in prep.).
Unidentified EGRET sources in the Galaxy
The wind detection frequency derived from a set of 44 starburstdominated LIRGs and ULIRGs is high, of order ∼ 70 – 80% (Rupke et al. 2002, 2003 in prep.; also see Rupke’s and Martin’s contributions at this conference).
Galactic Winds: Near and Far
Perhaps stronger evidence comes from the fact that all but one of the well localized GRBs are associated with a host galaxy (Bloom, Kulkarni, & Djorgovski 2002), and furthermore the positions of the GRBs trace the square of the rest frame UV surface brightness (Fruchter et al, in prep).
GRB 020410: A Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Discovered by its Supernova Light
Only in the case of GRB 030115 (Levan et al, in prep; Lamb et al, 2003) does a very red afterglow appear to be located in a very red (and highly extincted) galaxy.
GRB 020410: A Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Discovered by its Supernova Light
The full catalog, including B /T values, appears in a subsequent paper (Christlein & Zabludoff 2004, in prep.).
Can Early Type Galaxies Evolve from Fading the Disks of Late Types?
Roelofs et al. 2004), while the continuum emission of GP Com and CE315 is also shown to come from the white dwarf (Bildsten et al., in prep).
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