What is readiness?

  • (noun): A natural effortlessness.
    Example: "A happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen
    Synonyms: facility
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on readiness:

Modern Technique Of The Pistol - "D.V.C." - Cooper's Color Code
... the Modern Technique Cooper emphasized that readiness was everything ... reference with which to evaluate their own behavior, Cooper developed a color code of readiness, consisting of four states of readiness White – Readiness is non-existent ... The individual's readiness would be white if he were asleep, or reading a book, or otherwise without any perception of his surroundings or movements within them ...
Self-categorization Theory - Aspects of The Theory - Determinants of Categorization - Perceiver Readiness
... Perceiver readiness, which Turner first described as relative accessibility, “reflects a person’s past experiences, present expectations, and current motives ... and self-involving, may be thought of as an important factor that affects a person’s readiness to use a particular social category ...
Combat Readiness
... Combat readiness is a condition of the armed forces and their constituent units and formations, warships, aircraft, weapon systems or other military technology and equipment to perform during ... Most armed forces maintain varying levels of readiness by the troops to engage in combat due to economic considerations which vary from minutes to months ... troops designated special forces are usually those kept at the highest state of readiness for combat, and are often alerted only a few hours before being ...
Principles Of Learning - Readiness
... Readiness implies a degree of concentration and eagerness ... Individuals learn best when they are physically, mentally, and emotionally ready to learn, and do not learn well if they see no reason for learning ...
Defense Readiness Reporting System
... States Code Title 10, which directed the Secretary of Defense to establish a "comprehensive readiness reporting system" that would "measure in an objective, accurate, and timely manner" the capability of ... study of the requirements for this comprehensive readiness reporting system, resulting in an Institute for Defense Analyses report titled "Independent Review of DOD's Readiness Reporting System ... The overarching intent behind the Defense Readiness Reporting System (DRRS) is to help answer the question "ready for what?" by providing both capability ...

More definitions of "readiness":

  • (noun): Prompt willingness.
    Example: "Readiness to continue discussions"
  • (noun): The state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action).
    Example: "Putting them in readiness"
    Synonyms: preparedness, preparation
  • (noun): (psychology) a temporary readiness to respond in a particular way.
    Synonyms: set

Famous quotes containing the word readiness:

    The most considerable difference I note among men is not in their readiness to fall into error, but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    Faith means belief in something concerning which doubt is still theoretically possible; and as the test of belief is willingness to act, one may say that faith is the readiness to act in a cause the prosperous issue of which is not certified to us in advance.
    William James (1842–1910)