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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. 11.
 Syn: -- Facility; quickness; expedition; promptitude; promptness; aptitude; aptness; knack; skill; expertness; dexterity; ease; cheerfulness. See Facility.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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"
           [syn: preparedness, preparation]
      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; "they conversed with great
         facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane
         Austen [syn: facility]