Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being prepared, especially military readiness for combat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)

Etymologies

prepared +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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