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serviceable

[sur-vuh-suh-buh l] /ˈsɜr və sə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of or being of service; useful.
2.
wearing well; durable:
serviceable cloth.
3.
capable of being used, worn, cleaned, repaired, etc., easily.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; service1 + -able; replacing Middle English servisable < Middle French
Related forms
serviceability, serviceableness, noun
serviceably, adverb
nonserviceability, noun
nonserviceable, adjective
nonserviceableness, noun
nonserviceably, adverb
unserviceable, adjective
unserviceableness, noun
unserviceably, adverb
Synonyms
1. effective, usable, functional.
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British Dictionary definitions for serviceability

serviceable

/ˈsɜːvɪsəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of or ready for service; usable
2.
capable of giving good service; durable
3.
(archaic) diligent in service
Derived Forms
serviceability, serviceableness, noun
serviceably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for serviceability

serviceable

adj.

"ready to do service," early 14c., from Old French servicable, from servise (see service (n.1)). Related: Serviceability.

Edgar: I know thee well: a serviceable villain,
As duteous to the vices of thy mistress
As badness would desire.
["King Lear," Act IV, Scene vi]

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serviceability in Technology
system
The ease with which corrective maintenance or preventative maintenance can be performed on a system (e.g. by a hardware service technician). Higher serviceability improves availability and reduces service cost.
Serviceability is one component of RAS.
(2000-08-13)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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