Definitions of preparedness

n the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

preparation, readiness
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poised for action
alert, qui vive
condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
air alert
the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
red alert
the highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy seems imminent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from imminent danger)
strip alert
a state of readiness for domestic defense aircraft
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the way something is with respect to its main attributes

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