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readiness

noun
     
read‧i‧ness
1 [uncountable] when you are prepared for something, or when something is ready to be used
in readiness (for something)
They stacked the firewood in readiness for the evening campfire.
2 [singular, uncountable] willingness to do something
readiness to do something
He stressed the government's readiness to take tough action against terrorists.

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