serviceable

[sur-vuh-suh-buhl]
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:
1300–50; service1 + -able; replacing Middle English servisable < Middle French

serviceability, serviceableness, noun
serviceably, adverb
nonserviceability, noun
nonserviceable, adjective
nonserviceableness, noun
nonserviceably, adverb
unserviceable, adjective
unserviceableness, noun
unserviceably, adverb


1. effective, usable, functional.
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serviceable (ˈsɜːvɪsəbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of or ready for service; usable
2.  capable of giving good service; durable
3.  archaic diligent in service
 
servicea'bility
 
n
 
'serviceableness
 
n
 
'serviceably
 
adv

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Example sentences
He had a low slung serviceable tricycle that was much more stable than the
  original design with its high center gravity.
So let's try this again with a new theme, one that folks might find a little
  more serviceable: waiters and waitresses.
Color palette could be better although the brushwork is serviceable.
Flying people on solid rockets when perfectly serviceable reusable liquid
  engines are available is pork, plain and simple.
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