What is the meaning of readiness?


  • The state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action. )
    • usage: "putting them in readiness"; "their preparation was more than adequate"
  • Prompt willingness.
    • usage: "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"
  • Psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way. (
    • usage: "the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"
  • A natural effortlessness."they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation-Jane Austen
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