What is Preparation?

Legal Definition
Preparation is a management principle whereby people get ready for a final product or for a successful experience. Preparation means "a substance especially prepared". Preparation is a proceeding or readiness for a future event as a goal and an acceptable accomplished final outcome. It is to make something (e.g., child, food, procedures, machines) acceptable before you give it to others.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
In anticipation of a future event, preparation helps to make something ready to be utilized.
Legal Definition
All acts leading up to an attempt to commit crime. See 8 Sawy. (U. S.) 116, 12 Fed. 52.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary