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readiness

 
Noun readiness has 4 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is a kind of state
    --1 has particulars: ready; alert, qui vive
  2. readiness - prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"
    --2 is a kind of
    willingness
  3. set, readiness - (psychology) a temporary readiness 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"
    --3 is a kind of cognitive state, state of mind
  4. facility, readiness - a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen
    --4 is a kind of effortlessness
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