English noun: readiness
|1.||readiness (state) the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)|
|Samples||Putting them in readiness.|
Their preparation was more than adequate.
|Narrower (hyponym)||alert, qui vive, ready|
|Domain category||armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine|
|2.||readiness (attribute) prompt willingness|
|Samples||Readiness to continue discussions.|
They showed no eagerness to spread the gospel.
They disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority.
He tried to explain his forwardness in battle.
|Synonyms||eagerness, forwardness, zeal|
|3.||readiness (cognition) (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way|
|Samples||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.
|Broader (hypernym)||cognitive state, state of mind|
|Domain category||psychological science, psychology|
|4.||readiness (attribute) a natural effortlessness|
|Samples||They conversed with great facility.|
A happy readiness of conversation.