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preparedness

noun

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the state of being ready to act when the need arises
  • The city is often threatened by hurricanes and has spent top dollar on emergency preparedness.

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The first known use of preparedness was in 1590

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“Preparedness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preparedness. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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