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Definition of the noun readying

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  1. the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of readying: preparation
    • more generic word: activity = any specific behavior
    • more specific terms:
      • fire control = preparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target
      • warm up = performing mild exercises to prepare for some more strenuous activity
      • deployment = the distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work
      • groundwork = preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation
      • makeready = final preparation and adjustments
      • priming = the act of making something ready
      • planning = an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action
      • turnaround / turnround = act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip
      • prolusion / tune-up / warm-up = exercising in preparation for strenuous activity

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Readying

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Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (1973)

by Eric Partridge, Jacqueline Simpson

readying, readying-up . vbl nn. of READY, v., ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

For example, hostile aggression is more likely to occur in the presence of a readying mechanism, such as high levels of physiological *arousal. rearfoot motion In running and walking, the natural sequence of pronation (a combination of ...

Google previewThe 9/11 Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2011)

Second Edition by Stephen E Atkins

By setting up its bank of computers and establishing communications with other government agencies, the OEM was able to participate in the decision making during the World Trade Center cleanup, readying itself for any ...

Google previewFood Cultures of the World Encyclopedia (2011)

by Ken Albala

mackerel rundown (fish simmered Proper readying ofJamaican pepper shrimp. (Corel) in coconut milk with tomatoes, onions, scallion, and pepper), jerk fish, and escoveitched fish ...

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Scrabble value of R1E1A1D2Y4I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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