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UK [ˌprepəˈreɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun
Word forms "preparation":
singular preparation plural preparations
1)
a) [uncountable] the process of making someone or something ready for something

Despite a lot of preparation, we didn't win the contest.

preparation for:

The experience was good preparation for a career in journalism.

preparation of:

All notes used in the preparation of the main report should be retained for reference.

in preparation for something:

The flowers were ordered in preparation for the wedding.

be in preparation:

Other volumes on animal behaviour are in preparation.

b) the process of making food ready for cooking or eating
2) preparations
[plural] things that you do so that you are ready for something

NATO continued its military preparations.

preparation for:

The managers were busy with preparations for the conference.

make preparations (for something):

Organizers are making final preparations for next week's festival.

preparations (for something) are under way:

Preparations are well under way for a week of special events in May.

3) [countable] a mixture that has been made especially for use as a medicine, food, or treatment for your skin

English dictionary. 2014.

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