Meaning of “preparation” - Learner’s Dictionary

preparation

noun [ U ] uk us /ˌprepərˈeɪʃən/

B1 the things that you do or the time that you spend preparing for something:

Did you do much preparation for your interview?
He's been painting the outside of the house in preparation for winter.
the preparation of the document

(Definition of “preparation” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)