Meaning of “preparation” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /ˌprepərˈeɪʃən/
After so much preparation, the party was a bit of an anticlimax.This dish doesn't require much preparation.The manuscript goes through several stages of preparation.The course provides preparation for a career in nursing.The students were required to do a lot of preparation for the seminar.

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)