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Overview of noun readiness

The noun readiness has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (3) readiness, preparedness, preparation

(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")

2. (2) readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness

(prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle")

3. (1) set, readiness

((psychology) being temporarily ready 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")

4. facility, readiness

(a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation" © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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