readiness has definitions from the field of psychology
1
[ noun ] the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)

Examples

"putting them in readiness" "their preparation was more than adequate"

Used in print

(Public Papers of the Presidents of the U.S. D. D....)

Quality and combat readiness must take precedence over mere numbers .

(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)

Individual differences in maturation and the development of readiness for learning to read indicate that not until the third grade have most children had ample opportunity to demonstrate their capacity for school achievement .

2
[ noun ] prompt willingness

Examples

: "readiness to continue discussions"

Used in print

(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

In_other_words , the promulgators of the murder plan made clear that physically exterminating the Jews was but an extension of the anti-Semitic measures already operating in every phase of German life , and that the new conspiracy counted_on the general anti-Semitism that had made those measures effective , as a readiness for murder .

(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)

For the policy officer will know that action can almost never be secret and that in_general the effectiveness of policy will be conditioned by the readiness of the country to sustain it .

Related terms

willingness

3
[ noun ] (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way

Synonyms

set

Examples

"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"

Used in print

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

The United_States can help by communicating a genuine concern with the problems these countries face and a readiness to provide technical and other appropriate forms of assistance where possible .

Related terms

cognitive_state psychology

4
[ noun ] a natural effortlessness

Synonyms

facility

Examples

"they conversed with great facility" "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen

Related terms

effortlessness

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