Definition of preparedness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

preparedness

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noun
BrE BrE//prɪˈpeərɪdnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈperdnəs//
 
 
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[uncountable] preparedness (to do something) (formal) the state of being ready or willing to do something I was surprised by his preparedness to break the law. The troops are in a state of preparedness.
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