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ready-made

[red-ee-meyd] /ˈrɛd iˈmeɪd/
adjective
1.
made in advance for sale to any purchaser, rather than to order:
a ready-made coat.
2.
made for immediate use.
3.
unoriginal; conventional.
noun
4.
5.
something that is ready-made, as a garment or a piece of furniture or equipment.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English

readymade

[red-ee-meyd] /ˈrɛd iˈmeɪd/
noun
1.
an everyday manufactured object, as a bottle rack, a snow shovel, a urinal, or a comb, that may by the creative act of selection and designation by an artist attain status as a work of art: associated almost exclusively with the aesthetic activities of Marcel Duchamp during the period 1915 to 1917.
Also, ready-made.
Origin
< French < English; term introduced by Duchamp in 1915
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Examples for readymade
  • One emerging industry seemed readymade for our community.
  • Fondant can be made at home from scratch or readymade varieties can be purchased from baking supply shops.
  • Natural valleys formed between some of the adjacent flows, and in places streams still follow these readymade channels.
  • It is not a program or system of readymade solutions.
  • Moreover, a motion for reconsideration is not properly grounded on a request that a court rethink a decision al readymade.
  • Frozen and readymade foods in particular are in high demand.
British Dictionary definitions for readymade

ready-made

adjective
1.
made for purchase and immediate use by any customer a ready-made jacket
2.
extremely convenient or ideally suited a ready-made solution
3.
unoriginal or conventional ready-made phrases
noun
4.
a ready-made article, esp a garment
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