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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action);
- Example: "putting them in readiness"
- Example: "their preparation was more than adequate"
[syn: readiness, preparedness, preparation]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prepared \Pre*pared"\, a. Made fit or suitable; adapted; ready; as, prepared food; prepared questions. -- Pre*par"ed*ly, adv. --Shak. -- Pre*par"ed*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

preparedness n 1: the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); "putting them in readiness"; "their preparation was more than adequate" [syn: readiness, preparedness, preparation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "preparedness": Eisenhower Doctrine, Monroe Doctrine, Nixon Doctrine, TLC, Truman Doctrine, ability, alertness, anticipation, appeasement, attention, balance of power, brinkmanship, capability, care, carefulness, caution, circumspection, circumspectness, coexistence, colonialism, competence, competency, compromise, concern, condition, consideration, containment, detente, deterrence, diplomacy, diplomatic, diplomatics, dollar diplomacy, dollar imperialism, expansionism, fitness, fittedness, foreign affairs, foreign policy, forethought, good-neighbor policy, heed, heedfulness, imperialism, internationalism, isolationism, loving care, manifest destiny, mastery, maturity, militarism, mindfulness, nationalism, neocolonialism, neutralism, nonresistance, open door, open-door policy, peace offensive, peaceful coexistence, proficiency, qualification, readiness, regard, regardfulness, ripeness, seasoning, shirt-sleeve diplomacy, shuttle diplomacy, solicitude, spheres of influence, suitability, suitableness, suitedness, tempering, tender loving care, the big stick, thoughtfulness, tough policy, trim, vigilance, world politics