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1 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" [syn: preparedness, preparation]
2 prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"
3 (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" [syn: set]
4 a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen [syn: facility]

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  1. the state or degree of being ready


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