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preparedness

pre·par·ed·ness

preparedness

pronunciation:
prih peI rihd nihs [or] prih peIrd nihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: the condition or state of being prepared, esp. for war.
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The word preparedness contains the following part:
-ness Old English noun-forming suffix that means state or quality of
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The suffix -ness is attached to adjectives to form nouns. It is fully productive, meaning that any word that combines an adjective and the suffix -ness is an allowable English noun. In a small set of cases, it is attached to a verb (forgiveness) or a noun (witness ).