Preparation vs Processing - What's the difference?

preparation | processing |

As nouns the difference between preparation and processing

is that preparation is preparation while processing is the action of the verb to process .

As a verb processing is




Alternative forms

* (archaic)


  • (uncountable) The act of preparing or getting ready.
  • That which is prepared.
  • (countable) A substance, especially a remedy, that is prepared.
  • The traditional remedy is a bitter preparation made from steamed herbs.


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  • The action of the verb to process .
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. That’s because the lenses that are excellent at magnifying tiny subjects produce a narrow depth of field. A photo processing technique called focus stacking has changed that.}}
  • The act of taking something through a set of prescribed procedures.
  • Derived terms

    * data processing * word processing