Meaning of PREPARATION in English
1 getting sth ready
▪ careful , thorough
two years of intense ~
He found it good ~ for the diplomatic skills needed in his new job.
As with any business, proper ~ is required.
▪ inadequate , poor
He had received inadequate ~ for a professional career.
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
He's done a lot of ~ for this meeting.
They receive a fine ~ for college.
the agency that oversees the ~ of the budget
PREPARATION + NOUN
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.
▪ in ~ for
Get a good night's sleep in ~ for the drive.
2 preparations things done to get sth ready
▪ elaborate , meticulous , special
extensive ~s for war
▪ final , last-minute
▪ Christmas , wedding , etc.
▪ military , war
military ~s for full-scale action
War ~s intensified.
VERB + PREPARATIONS
We're making the final ~s for the party.
▪ begin , start
▪ continue , go ahead with
▪ be busy with
She flew in from Paris to oversee final ~s.
▪ complete , finalize , finish
PREPARATIONS + VERB
A week before the ceremony, wedding ~s began.
▪ be in hand ( BrE ), be underway
Preparations are now in hand to close half the factories.
▪ be complete
▪ ~ for
The family can now go ahead with ~s for the funeral.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012