Meaning of PREPARATION in English

PREPARATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ prepəreɪʃ(ə)n ]

( preparations)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

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...

Behind any successful event lay months of preparation.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp , oft N for/of n

2.

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...

N-PLURAL

3.

A preparation is a mixture that has been prepared for use as food, medicine, or a cosmetic.

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

N-COUNT

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