preparedness

[ pri-pair-id-nis, -paird-nis ]
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noun
  1. the state of being prepared; readiness.

  2. possession of adequate armed forces, industrial resources and potential, etc., especially as a deterrent to enemy attack.

Origin of preparedness

1
First recorded in 1580–90; prepared + -ness

Other words from preparedness

  • un·pre·par·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for preparedness

preparedness

/ (prɪˈpɛərɪdnɪs) /


noun
  1. the state of being prepared or ready, esp militarily ready for war

Derived forms of preparedness

  • preparedly, adverb

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