available

[uh-vey-luh-buhl]
adjective
1.
suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand: I used whatever tools were available.
2.
readily obtainable; accessible: available resources.
3.
having sufficient power or efficacy; valid.
4.
Archaic. efficacious; profitable; advantageous.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see avail, -able

availability, availableness, noun
availably, adverb
interavailability, noun
interavailable, adjective
nonavailability, noun
unavailability, noun
unavailable, adjective
unavailableness, noun
unavailably, adverb


1. accessible, usable, handy.


1. unavailable.
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available (əˈveɪləbəl)
 
adj
1.  obtainable or accessible; capable of being made use of; at hand
2.  derogatory (US) politics suitable for public office, usually as a result of having an inoffensive character: Smith was a particularly available candidate
 
availa'bility
 
n
 
a'vailableness
 
n
 
a'vailably
 
adv

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available
mid-15c., "beneficial," also "valid, effective, capable of producing the desired effect," from avail + -able. Meaning "at one's disposal, capable of being made use of" is recorded from 1827. Related: Availability (1803).
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availability definition

system
The degree to which a system suffers degradation or interruption in its service to the customer as a consequence of failures of one or more of its parts.
One of the components of RAS.
(2000-08-13)

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Example sentences
But uncertainty about availability has frustrated both doctors and patients.
They say foreign students may be put off by higher cost, new format, and
  limited availability.
As awareness among consumers grows regarding the benefits of organic
  vegetables, the availability of this produce grows as well.
They have limited the availability of fishing licenses.
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