readiness, preparedness, preparation(noun)
the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
"putting them in readiness"; "their preparation was more than adequate"
readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness(noun)
"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"
(psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
"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"
a natural effortlessness
"they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Address is that indefinable something which enables a man to gain his object without seeming exertion or contest, and generally with the favor and approval of those with whom he deals. It is a general power to direct to the matter in hand whatever qualities are most needed for it at the moment. It includes adroitness and discretion to know what to do or say and what to avoid; ingenuity to devise; readiness to speak or act; the dexterity that comes of practise; and tact, which is the power of fine touch as applied to human character and feeling. Courtesy and politeness are indispensable elements of good address. Compare SPEECH.
Address in dealing with opponents; the address of an accomplished intriguer; an address to the audience.
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It has been a privilege to serve alongside our Airmen over the past two years and I am proud of the progress that we have made restoring our nation's defense. We have improved the readiness of Air Force ; we have cut years out of acquisition schedules and gotten better prices through competition ; we have repealed hundreds of superfluous regulations ; and we have strengthened our ability to deter and dominate in space, i very much appreciate the opportunity to have served. I remain a strong advocate for our nation's defense and an Airman for life.
I would like to see what I call a readiness review, you've got regulatory aspects - Do you meet everything? Do you have right training? - and then, I think, because of Fukushima Dai-Ichi, the Japanese public would feel better if another group came in and said operationally they are ready. I have been pushing for that.
I am demanding answers from the Department of Defense on how they are justifying these troop cuts in Georgia, we cannot afford to reduce our military readiness at a time when the threats to our security here at home and throughout the world are growing at an alarming rate.
Cars break down, people get sick. They tap places for money that are not optimal because they are in crisis, for retirement plans to make the impact, you have to deal with long-term readiness but also short-term issues.
We know we got everybody’s attention and we kind of have a floor of readiness, now let’s move on to something that’s going to make a difference.
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