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English definition of “preparation”

preparation

noun [C/U]    /ˌprep·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
the state of being ready for something that will happen , or an action taken to become ready : [U] The teacher said my preparation for the exam was inadequate . [C] By the next morning our preparations for the storm were complete . [U] A platform had been set up in preparation for the ceremony .
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