Meaning of “preparations” - Learner’s Dictionary

preparations

noun [ plural ] uk us /ˌprepərˈeɪʃənz/

B2 things that you do to get ready for something:

wedding preparations
We've been making preparations for the journey.
I've been busy with last-minute preparations for our trip.

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