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[red-ee-nis] /ˈrɛd i nɪs/

the condition of being .
movement; promptness; quickness.
action; ease; facility.
willingness; inclination; cheerful consent:
a readiness to help others.
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.
the state of being ready or prepared, as for use or action
in readiness

willingness or eagerness to do something
ease or promptness

mid-14c., “state of preparation, preparedness;” late 14c., “promptness;” from ready (adj.) + -ness. As “willingness” from c.1400.


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