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readiness

[red-ee-nis] /ˈrɛd i nɪs/
noun
1.
the condition of being ready.
2.
ready movement; promptness; quickness.
3.
ready action; ease; facility.
4.
willingness; inclination; cheerful consent:
a readiness to help others.
5.
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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English redyness(e). See ready, -ness
Related forms
overreadiness, noun
prereadiness, noun
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readiness

n.

mid-14c., "state of preparation, preparedness;" late 14c., "promptness;" from ready (adj.) + -ness. As "willingness" from c.1400.

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