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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Readiness  \Read"i*ness\,  n. 
  The  state  or  quality  of  being  ready;  preparation;  promptness; 
  aptitude;  willingness. 
  They  received  the  word  with  all  readiness  of  mind. 
  --Acts  xvii. 
  Syn:  Facility;  quickness;  expedition;  promptitude; 
  promptness;  aptitude;  aptness;  knack;  skill;  expertness; 
  dexterity;  ease;  cheerfulness.  See  {Facility}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  ready  or  prepared  for  use  or  action 
  (especially  military  action);  "putting  them  in 
  readiness"  [syn:  {preparedness}] 
  2:  prompt  willingness:  "readiness  to  continue  discussions" 
  3:  (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"  [syn:  {set}] 
  4:  a  natural  effortlessness;  "a  happy  readiness  of 
  conversation"--Jane  Austen  [syn:  {facility}] 

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