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Definition of readiness noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] readiness (for something) the state of being ready or prepared for something Everyone has doubts about their readiness for parenthood.
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] readiness (of somebody) (to do something) the state of being willing to do something Over half the people interviewed expressed their readiness to die for their country.
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