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preparation

noun [C/U]  /ˌprep·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
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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