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preparation

noun [U]
 
 
/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 documentPreparing
Translations of “preparation”
in Korean 준비…
in Arabic تَحْضير…
in Portuguese preparativos…
in Catalan preparació…
in Japanese 準備, 用意…
in Italian preparazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預備, 準備工作, 準備,預備…
in Russian подготовка…
in Turkish hazırlama, hazırlanma, hazırlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预备, 准备工作, 准备,预备…
in Polish przygotowanie…
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