readiness

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noun read·i·ness \ ˈre-dē-nəs \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of readiness

:the quality or state of being ready: such as
a :a state of preparation
  • As Apollo approached readiness, a new system for validating flight hardware came into use.
  • —William Hines
  • … conditions that prevented all regiments being brought to battle readiness simultaneously …
  • —Graham A. Cosmas
  • Pym presented himself at the entrance to the school drive in readiness for Mr. Cudlove's arrival.
  • —John Le Carré
b :prompt willingness
  • Kostunica has already expressed his readiness to talk with independence-minded leaders in Montenegro …
  • —Joshua Hammer et al.
  • Civil War reportage owed its successes also to the readiness of the military to accept photography as a new visual tool …
  • — Naomi Rosenblum
c :ease, facility
  • The introduction was followed up on his side by a happy readiness of conversation
  • —Jane Austen

First Known Use of readiness

14th century


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