Meaning of READINESS in English

/red"ee nis/ , 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.

[ 1350-1400; ME redyness ( e ). See READY, -NESS ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .