Meaning of “preparation” - Learner’s Dictionary

preparation

noun [ U ] us uk /ˌprepərˈeɪʃən/
Extra Examples
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)