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preparation.

prep*a*ra*tion

Pronunciation: \,pre-p[schwa]-'r[macron over a]-sh[schwa]n\

noun

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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Date:Jan 1, 2009
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