Meaning of PREPARATION in English


prep ‧ a ‧ ra ‧ tion S3 W3 /ˌprepəˈreɪʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ preparation , preparations, ↑ preparedness ; adjective : ↑ prepared ≠ ↑ unprepared , ↑ preparatory ; verb : ↑ prepare ]

1 . [singular, uncountable] the process of preparing something or preparing for something:

This dish is good for dinner parties because much of the preparation can be done ahead of time.

preparation for

Business training is a good preparation for any career.

preparation of

the preparation of the budget

do something in preparation for something (=in order to prepare for something)

He is practising every day, in preparation for the ice-skating championship.

Plans for the new school are now in preparation.

a course in food service and food preparation

2 . preparations [plural] arrangements for something that is going to happen

preparations for

Preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games are nearing completion.

Preparations are being made for the President’s visit.

The festival was a great success, and preparations are underway (=have started) for another one next summer.

3 . [countable] formal a mixture that has been prepared and that is used for a particular purpose, especially as a medicine or to make your skin more attractive:

a new preparation for cleansing the skin

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■ adjectives

▪ careful preparation

Moving to a new house requires careful preparation.

▪ thorough preparation (=very careful and detailed)

Thorough preparation is the best way to do well in an exam.

▪ meticulous preparation (=extremely careful not to miss any details)

The robbery took place after months of meticulous preparation.

▪ good/ideal preparation (=very useful)

The game was good preparation for our match at Torquay next week.

▪ adequate/proper preparation

You cannot go on a dangerous trip like this without adequate preparation.

■ verbs

▪ do some/no preparation

He had obviously done no preparation for the meeting.

▪ need/require preparation

Important competitions need proper preparation.

▪ be in preparation formal (=used to say that something is being prepared)

Reports are in preparation.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.