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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Washington is aware of our readiness and we think there is no need for a third country to mediate between Tehran and Washington for the prisoner exchange, however, if the American side agrees, the interest section of Iran in Washington will inform the U.S. of our views on the details, including how and when the exchange will take place.
ACT scores are highly predictive of success in college, they provide colleges with a standardized measure of academic readiness that can be used to compare students from different schools, districts, and states on an level playing field, something that no other admission factor can provide.
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.
The council (of ministers) ... stressed the kingdom's role in (achieving) the stability of the oil market and its continuous readiness and efforts to cooperate with all OPEC and non-OPEC countries to maintain the stability of the market and prices.
People need to stop reacting, just stay still, if everybody just sits still until the readiness comes up to the right level, that's better than running willy-nilly in every direction.
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