Pronunciation: (red'ē-mād'),[key] —adj. 1. made in advance for sale to any purchaser, rather than to order: a ready-made coat. 2. made for immediate use.
3. unoriginal; conventional.
—n. 1. readymade.
2. something that is ready-made, as a garment or a piece of furniture or equipment.
Pronunciation: (red'ē-mād'),[key] —n. an everyday manufactured object, as a bottle rack, a snow shovel, a urinal, or a comb, that may by the creative act of selection and designation by an artist attain status as a work of art: associated almost exclusively with the aesthetic activities of Marcel Duchamp during the period 1915 to 1917. Also,ready-made.