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Paragraph 3: Exhibitors, however, wanted to maximize their profits, which they could do more readily by projecting a handful of films to hundreds of customers at a time (rather than one at a time) and by charging 25 to 50 cents admission. About a year after the opening of the first Kinetoscope parlor in 1894, showmen such as Louis and Auguste Lumiere, Thomas Armat and Charles Francis Jenkins, and Orville and Woodville Latham (with the assistance of Edison's former assistant, William Dickson) perfected projection devices. These early projection devices were used in vaudeville theaters, legitimate theaters, local town halls, makeshift storefront theaters, fairgrounds, and amusement parks to show films to a mass audience. 【OG- Early Cinema】
4. The word “readily” in the passage is closest in meaning to
1.readily [ˈredɪli] adv. 乐意地；轻易地
TOEFL例句：Exhibitors, however, wanted to maximize their profits, which they could do more readily by projecting a handful of films to hundreds of customers at a time (rather than one at a time) and by charging 25 to 50 cents admission.——OG: Early Cinema
GRE例句：Such molecules are synthesized far less readily when oxygen-containing compounds dominate the atmosphere.——GRE 1991年2月题, Section B
-ly*副词后缀，大多接于形容词后面，“geologically”（从地质学来说）（TPO-5: The Origin of the Pacific Island People）
英 [ˈredɪli] 美 [ˈrɛdəli, ˈrɛdli]
If you do something readily, you do it in a way which shows that you are very willing to do it.
I asked her if she would allow me to interview her, and she readily agreed...我问她是否允许我采访她，她欣然同意了。
You also use readily to say that something can be done or obtained quickly and easily. For example, if you say that something can be readily understood, you mean that people can understand it quickly and easily.
The components are readily available in hardware shops...这些零件很容易在五金商店买到。