What does preparedness mean?

Definitions for preparednessprɪˈpɛər ɪd nɪs, -ˈpɛərd nɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. readiness, preparedness, preparation(noun)

    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"


  1. preparedness(Noun)

    The state of being prepared


  1. Preparedness

    In psychology, preparedness is a concept developed to explain why certain associations are learned more readily than others. For example, phobias related to survival, such as snakes, spiders, and heights, are much more common and much easier to induce in the laboratory than other kinds of fears. According to Seligman, this is a result of our evolutionary history. The theory states that organisms which learned to fear environmental threats faster had a survival and reproductive advantage. Consequently, the innate predisposition to fear these threats became an adaptive human trait. The concept of preparedness has also been used to explain why taste aversions are learned so quickly and efficiently compared with other kinds of classical conditioning.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preparedness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preparedness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frank Welch:

    That would certainly be too late for immediate Zika preparedness.

  2. Kyla Reid:

    I don't think you can say mobile is a single silver bullet for emergency preparedness or response, but it's critical that it's prioritised.

  3. Nikita Khrushchev:

    If you live among dogs, keep a stick. After all, this is what a hound has teeth for-to bite when he feels like it (On military preparedness)

  4. Corazon Aquino:

    In their continued efforts to discredit you, your critics have proven that they are afraid of your integrity, skill, preparedness for the job.

  5. Margaret Chan:

    They communicated and looked at collaboration and to see whether we can, in terms of preparedness, get some vaccines ready in advance of another MERS outbreak.

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