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Dictionary definition for: Readiness

1. (n) 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"

2. (n) prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"

3. (n) (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way; "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"

4. (n) a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility" "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen

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