Definitions for readinessˈrɛd i nɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

read•i•nessˈrɛd i nɪs(n.)

  1. the condition of being ready.

  2. ready action or movement; promptness; quickness; facility.

  3. willingness; inclination; cheerful consent.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. readiness, preparedness, preparation(noun)

    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. readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness(noun)

    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. set, readiness(noun)

    (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(noun)

    a natural effortlessness

    "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. readiness(noun)ˈrɛd i nɪs

    the state of being ready

    the readiness of the military force

  2. readinessˈrɛd i nɪs

    sb's willingness and eagerness

    her readiness to help


  1. readiness(Noun)

    the state or degree of being ready

Webster Dictionary

  1. Readiness(noun)

    the state or quality of being ready; preparation; promptness; aptitude; willingness

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. readiness

    The ability of United States military forces to fight and meet the demands of the national military strategy. Readiness is the synthesis of two distinct but interrelated

Anagrams of readiness

  1. arsenides

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