Examples of preparation in a Sentence
The festival involves a lot of preparation.
To complete this recipe, plan on about 30 minutes of preparation and 40 minutes of baking.
Recent Examples of preparation from the Web
Comey, who succeeded Mueller as the FBI’s chief in 2013, reportedly met with him earlier this week in preparation for the committee hearing to ensure his testimony would not interfere with Mueller’s inquiry.
Police have released new CCTV images of the Manchester bomber’s last moments, hoping to piece together his final preparations before the concert blast.
The work is part of the preparations for the closure and replacement of the I-59/20 bridges, which is slated to occur in fall 2018.
Philip E. Coyle, a former head of the Pentagon’s test and evaluation office and a senior fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, said the outcome was a significant success for a test that was three years in preparation.
Rather, Keach was having severe and wildly atypical difficulties, especially for an actor so renowned for his craft and preparation.
So the preparation time for an attack can drop from hours to minutes.
This year’s document is poised to be one-third the length of last year’s in Japan, according to three officials involved in the preparation.
Notably, the preparation did not include lifeguard training.
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Origin and Etymology of preparation
Middle English preparacion, from Middle French preparation, from Latin praeparation-, praeparatio, from praeparare to prepare
First Known Use: 14th century
PREPARATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preparation for English Language Learners
: the activity or process of making something ready or of becoming ready for something
preparations : things that are done to make something ready or to become ready for something
: a substance (such as a cream or lotion) that you use as medicine or to improve your appearance
PREPARATION Defined for Kids
Definition of preparation for Students
1 : the act or process of making or getting ready beforehand Travel requires a lot of preparation.
2 : something done to make or get ready Preparations for the move are underway.
3 : something made for a special purpose a preparation for burns
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