from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being prepared, especially military readiness for combat.
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- n. The state of being prepared
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being prepared; readiness: as, preparedness for action or service.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
prepared + -ness (Wiktionary)