Meaning of PREPARATION in English

PREPARATION

noun

1 getting sth ready

ADJECTIVE

▪ careful , thorough

▪ elaborate

▪ intense

two years of intense ~

▪ good

He found it good ~ for the diplomatic skills needed in his new job.

▪ proper

As with any business, proper ~ is required.

▪ adequate

▪ inadequate , poor

He had received inadequate ~ for a professional career.

▪ initial

It is the initial ~ that takes the time.

▪ advance , prior

An awful lot of advance ~ must have gone into this summit.

Prior ~ is vital for achieving success.

▪ mental , physical

her mental ~ for the games

▪ academic , educational (both esp. AmE )

individuals who do not have the money or academic ~ to attend college

▪ teacher ( AmE )

a college-based teacher ~ program

▪ food , meal

food ~ and food handling tips

VERB + PREPARATION

▪ need , require

a dish that requires no elaborate ~ or cooking

▪ do

He's done a lot of ~ for this meeting.

▪ receive

They receive a fine ~ for college.

▪ oversee

the agency that oversees the ~ of the budget

PREPARATION + NOUN

▪ time

This simple dish takes very little ~ time.

▪ course ( esp. AmE ), programme/program ( esp. AmE )

Many Taiwanese children take ~ courses for the SATs.

Teacher ~ programs train teachers to become effective instructors of children.

The ~ program was well designed.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~ for

Get a good night's sleep in ~ for the drive.

2 preparations things done to get sth ready

ADJECTIVE

▪ elaborate , meticulous , special

▪ extensive

extensive ~s for war

▪ necessary

▪ final , last-minute

▪ Christmas , wedding , etc.

▪ military , war

military ~s for full-scale action

War ~s intensified.

VERB + PREPARATIONS

▪ make

We're making the final ~s for the party.

▪ begin , start

▪ continue , go ahead with

▪ be busy with

▪ oversee

She flew in from Paris to oversee final ~s.

▪ complete , finalize , finish

PREPARATIONS + VERB

▪ begin

A week before the ceremony, wedding ~s began.

▪ be in hand ( BrE ), be underway

Preparations are now in hand to close half the factories.

▪ continue

▪ be complete

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

The family can now go ahead with ~s for the funeral.

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