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/ˈrɛd i nɪs/
the condition of being
movement; promptness; quickness.
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.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Whether that implied a
to act, she's not sure.
Sato and a few dozen others ran next door to the town's three-story disaster-
is all-the ability to discern opportunities and not be hemmed in by rigid abstractions.
He was a grownup, but there was a
for play in him that lasted all his life.
In the face of calamity, they are brought together by their newfound
to speak to each other.
They stem from the
of great apes to ape one another and pick up behaviours from their peers.
The more people you get into a state of flight-
the less critical any individual astronaut will be.
Let our leaders be chosen, not by the composite of their gender, but by their
to preside over our great nation.
There is still a long way from the initial testing of an engine to the actual flight
No, that wasn't going to happen irregardless of our space
British Dictionary definitions for
the state of being ready or prepared, as for use or action
prepared and waiting
all was in readiness for the guests' arrival
in preparation for
he tidied the house in readiness for the guests' arrival
willingness or eagerness to do something
ease or promptness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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