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English definition of “readiness”

readiness

noun [U] uk   /ˈred.i.nəs/ us  
C1 willingness or a state of being prepared for something: [+ to infinitive] The company has declared its readiness to fight a challenge in the courts. The scaffolding has been put up in readiness for the repair work on the building.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
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