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readiness
n. preparedness, willingness; promptness, quickness

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Noun
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"
(synonym) preparedness, preparation
(hypernym) state
(hyponym) ready
(attribute) ready
(classification) military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
2. prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"
(hypernym) willingness
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"
(synonym) set
(hypernym) cognitive state, state of mind
(classification) psychology, psychological science
4. a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen
(synonym) facility
(hypernym) effortlessness


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readiness
n. připravenost; pohotovost

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readiness
Rzecz. gotowość; przygotowanie; chęć

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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Readiness
(n.)
The state or quality of being ready; preparation; promptness; aptitude; willingness.
  

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