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preparationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌprep·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
the ​state of being ​ready for something that will ​happen, or an ​action taken to ​becomeready: [U] The ​teacher said my preparation for the ​exam was ​inadequate. [C] By the next ​morningour preparations for the ​storm were ​complete. [U] A ​platform had been set up in preparation for the ​ceremony.
(Definition of preparation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   /ˌprep.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-əˈreɪ-/

preparation noun (GETTING READY)

B1 [U] the things that you do or the ​time that you ​spendpreparing for something: The ​teacher didn't ​seem to have done much preparation for the ​class. The ​teamblamedinjuries and ​lack of preparation for ​theirfailure to ​win. Yasmin ​assisted in the preparation of this ​article.preparations B2 [plural]
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plans or ​arrangements that you make to ​prepare for something: [+ to infinitive] We are making preparations tofly Mr Goodall to the ​nearesthospital. Preparations for the ​openingceremony are well under way.
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preparation noun (MIXTURE)

[C] a ​mixture of ​substances, often for use as a ​medicine: a preparation for ​nappyrash
(Definition of preparation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “preparation”
in Arabic تَحْضير…
in Korean 준비…
in Portuguese preparativos…
in Catalan preparació…
in Japanese 準備, 用意…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预备, 准备工作, 准备,预备…
in Turkish hazırlama, hazırlanma, hazırlık…
in Russian подготовка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預備, 準備工作, 準備,預備…
in Italian preparazione…
in Polish przygotowanie…
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