preparation


preparation
noun
1 getting sth ready
ADJECTIVE
careful, thorough
elaborate
intense

two years of intense preparation

good

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

proper

As with any business, proper preparation is required.

adequate
inadequate, poor

He had received inadequate preparation for a professional career.

initial

It is the initial preparation that takes the time.

advance, prior

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

Prior preparation is vital for achieving success.

mental, physical

her mental preparation for the games

academic, educational (both esp. AmE)

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

teacher (AmE)

a college-based teacher preparation program

food, meal

food preparation and food handling tips

VERB + PREPARATION
need, require

a dish that requires no elaborate preparation or cooking

do

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

receive

They receive a fine preparation for college.

oversee

the agency that oversees the preparation of the budget

PREPARATION + NOUN
time

This simple dish takes very little preparation time.

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

Many Taiwanese children take preparation courses for the SATs.

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

The preparation program was well designed.

PREPOSITION
in preparation for

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

2 preparations things done to get sth ready
ADJECTIVE
elaborate, meticulous, special
extensive

extensive preparations for war

necessary
final, last-minute
Christmas, wedding, etc.
military, war

military preparations for full-scale action

War preparations intensified.

VERB + PREPARATIONS
make

We're making the final preparations for the party.

begin, start
continue, go ahead with
be busy with
oversee

She flew in from Paris to oversee final preparations.

complete, finalize, finish
PREPARATIONS + VERB
begin

A week before the ceremony, wedding preparations began.

be in hand (BrE), be underway

Preparations are now in hand to close half the factories.

continue
be complete
PREPOSITION
preparation for

The family can now go ahead with preparations for the funeral.


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