|1.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||state ready alert military ready unready|
|2.||[ noun ] prompt willingness|
: "readiness to continue discussions"
|3.||[ noun ] (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"
|Related terms:||cognitive_state psychology|
|4.||[ noun ] a natural effortlessness|
"they conversed with great facility" "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen