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Meaning of preparedness

pre•par•ed•ness

Pronunciation: (pri-pâr'id-nis, -pârd'nis), [key]
— n.
  1. the state of being prepared; readiness.
  2. possession of adequate armed forces, industrial resources and potential, etc., esp. as a deterrent to enemy attack.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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