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is there a nominalization of the verb "to address"?

As in "They have addressed the issue in a recent statement. What is their ____ ?"

Thanks

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  • Hi Josh- how does "focus" fit into the blank? I don't think it's what I'm looking for.
    – Ilanysong
    Mar 11, 2015 at 7:57
  • To address here means to direct attention to ( a matter). What do you mean to ask in ? What is their....?
    – user66974
    Mar 11, 2015 at 8:13
  • Nominalization = noun form?
    – ScotM
    Mar 11, 2015 at 8:30

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How about addressal?

Here's the Webster's definition:

the act of addressing something (such as a problem or issue)

I must add that this does not seem to be a very common word.

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  • +1 Common enough for me to believe. books.google.com/ngrams/…
    – ScotM
    Mar 11, 2015 at 8:37
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    @ScotM - Look again at your ngram. Even the peak value for the prevalence of 'addressal' attains only 0.00000018%. This cannot, by any reasonable measure, be described as signifying 'common'.
    – Erik Kowal
    Mar 11, 2015 at 8:58
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    Agreed. I'm coloring outside the lines, because Uncle Sam and Merriam-Webster say it's OK.
    – ScotM
    Mar 11, 2015 at 9:54

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