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English definition of “preparation”

preparation

noun (GETTING READY)    /ˌprep.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-əˈreɪ-/
B1 [U] the things that you do or the time that you spend preparing for something: The teacher didn't seem to have done much preparation for the class. The team blamed injuries and lack of preparation for their failure to win. Yasmin assisted in the preparation of this article.Preparing preparations B2 [plural] plans or arrangements that you make to prepare for something: [+ to infinitive] We are making preparations to fly Mr Goodall to the nearest hospital. Preparations for the opening ceremony are well under way.Plans and arrangements
(Definition of preparation noun (GETTING READY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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