readiness: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (red'ē-nis), [key]
— n.
  1. the condition of being ready.
  2. ready movement; promptness; quickness.
  3. ready action; ease; facility.
  4. willingness; inclination; cheerful consent: a readiness to help others.
  5. a developmental stage at which a child has the capacity to receive instruction at a given level of difficulty or to engage in a particular activity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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