Meaning of PREPARATION in English

PREPARATION

noun Etymology: Middle English preparacion, from Middle French ~, from Latin praeparation-, praeparatio, from praeparare to prepare Date: 14th century the action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty, a state of being prepared ; readiness, a preparatory act or measure, something that is prepared

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