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read•i•ness



Pronunciation: (red'ē-nis), [key]
n.
1. the condition of being ready.
2. ready movement; promptness; quickness.
3. ready action; ease; facility.
4. willingness; inclination; cheerful consent: a readiness to help others.
5. 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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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