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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
preparation /,prepə'reiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự soạn, sự sửa soạn, sự chuẩn bị, sự dự bị
    • ((thường) số nhiều) các thứ sửa soạn, các thứ sắm sửa, các thứ chuẩn bị, các thứ dự bị
      • to make preparations for: sửa soạn, sắm sửa, chuẩn bị
    • sự soạn bài; bài soạn (của học sinh)
    • sự điều chế; sự pha chế (thuốc...); sự làm, sự dọn, sự hầu (cơm, thức ăn); chất pha chế, thuốc pha chế; thức ăn được dọn
Concise Dictionary
+the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
+a substance prepared according to a formula
+the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
+the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
+(music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
+activity leading to skilled behavior
+preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
+the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 Often, preparations.
(a) groundwork, spadework, provision(s), foundation, preparing, measures, proceedings:
Nothing will interfere with our preparation for the royal visit.
(b) plans, arrangements:
We are making preparations to leave tomorrow.
2 fitness, readiness, readying, preparing, training, education, teaching, instruction, instructing, tuition, briefing, grooming, Colloq gearing up, prep, US prepping:
The preparation of the students was your responsibility.
3 drawing up, draughting, planning, setting up, putting together, organizing, organization, composing, making:
How is your preparation of the new proposal coming along?
4 work, preparing, getting ready, study, studying, practising, practice, Colloq cramming, Brit swotting:
All my preparation for the exam was to no avail.
5 substance, compound, concoction, mixture, product, material, stuff, composition:
This preparation is a furniture wax, not a suntan lotion.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [U] ~ (for sth) the act or process of getting ready for sth or making sth ready: Preparation for the party started early. + food preparation + Careful preparation for the exam is essential. + The third book in the series is currently in preparation. + The team has been training hard in preparation for the big game. + No athlete would dream of entering a big race without adequate preparation.
2 [C, usually pl.] ~ (for sth)
~ (to do sth) things that you do to get ready for sth or make sth ready: The country is making preparations for war. + We made preparations to move to new offices. + Christmas / wedding preparations + Was going to college a good preparation for your career?
3 [C] a substance that has been specially prepared for use as a medicine, COSMETIC, etc: a pharmaceutical preparation + preparations for the hair and skin
Collocation Dictionary

1 getting sth ready


careful, thorough | elaborate | adequate | initial
It is the initial preparation that takes the time.


need, require
a dish that requires no elaborate preparation or cooking
| do
He's done a lot of preparation for this meeting.


This simple dish takes very little preparation time.


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

2 preparations: things done to get sth ready


elaborate, meticulous, special | secret | necessary | final, last-minute | Christmas, wedding, etc. | military
military preparations for full-scale action


making the final preparations for the party
| begin, go ahead with | be busy with | complete, finalize


be in hand, be under way
Preparations are now in hand to close half the factories.
| be complete


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

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