readiness

[ red-ee-nis ]
/ ˈrɛd i nɪs /

noun

the condition of being ready.
ready movement; promptness; quickness.
ready action; ease; facility.
willingness; inclination; cheerful consent: a readiness to help others.
a developmental stage at which a child has the capacity to receive instruction at a given level of difficulty or to engage in a particular activity.

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Origin of readiness

1350–1400; Middle English redyness(e). See ready, -ness

OTHER WORDS FROM readiness

o·ver·read·i·ness, nounpre·read·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for readiness

readiness
/ (ˈrɛdɪnɪs) /

noun

the state of being ready or prepared, as for use or action
in readiness
  1. prepared and waitingall was in readiness for the guests' arrival
  2. in preparation forhe tidied the house in readiness for the guests' arrival
willingness or eagerness to do something
ease or promptness
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