Definition of readiness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈredinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredinəs//
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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.
  3. Extra examples Hungary has indicated its readiness to sign the treaty. Service the car in readiness for the trip. The troops were in a state of combat readiness. They were holding themselves in readiness to wage war. the importance of early learning for school readiness to express a readiness for change
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