preparedness

[pri-pair-id-nis, -paird-nis]
noun
1.
the state of being prepared; readiness.
2.
possession of adequate armed forces, industrial resources and potential, etc., especially as a deterrent to enemy attack.

Origin:
1580–90; prepared + -ness

unpreparedness, noun
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preparedness (prɪˈpɛərɪdnɪs)
 
n
the state of being prepared or ready, esp militarily ready for war
 
pre'paredly
 
adv

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Example sentences
If there was ever a moment of ill-preparedness, this was it.
The film is remarkable in conveying the principles' utter lack of preparedness
  for their upcoming parental responsibilities.
The uncertainty factor makes global preparedness particularly challenging.
Disaster preparedness and recovery also need to be considered.
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