preparation

preparation
[[t]pre̱pəre͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
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preparations
1) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft N for/of n Preparation is the process of getting something ready for use or for a particular purpose or making arrangements for something.

Rub the surface of the wood in preparation for the varnish...

Few things distracted the Pastor from the preparation of his weekly sermons...

Behind any successful event lay months of preparation.

2) N-PLURAL Preparations are all the arrangements that are made for a future event.

The United States is making preparations for a large-scale airlift of 1,200 American citizens...

Final preparations are under way for celebrations to mark German unification.

3) N-COUNT A preparation is a mixture that has been prepared for use as food, medicine, or a cosmetic.

...anti-ageing creams and sensitive-skin preparations.


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