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preparedness

noun pre·pared·ness \pri-ˈper-əd-nəs also -ˈperd-nəs\

: the fact of being ready for something : the state of being prepared

Full Definition of PREPAREDNESS

:  the quality or state of being prepared; especially :  a state of adequate preparation in case of war

Examples of PREPAREDNESS

  1. The military is in a state of preparedness.

First Known Use of PREPAREDNESS

1590

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