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Noun: readiness  re-dee-nus
  1. (military) the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    "putting them in readiness";
    - preparedness, preparation
  2. Prompt willingness
    "readiness to continue discussions";
    - eagerness, zeal, forwardness
  3. (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
    "the subjects' readiness led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution";
    - set
  4. A natural effortlessness
    "a happy readiness of conversation";
    - facility

See also: ready, unready

Type of: cognitive state, effortlessness, state, state of mind, willingness