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[soo-tuh-buh l] /ˈsu tə bəl/
such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming.
1505-15; suit + -able
Related forms
suitability, suitableness, noun
suitably, adverb
presuitability, noun
presuitable, adjective
presuitably, adverb
proper, befitting, seemly, apt. Unabridged
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Examples for suitability
  • suitability should be considered in choosing note paper, as well as in choosing a piece of furniture for a house.
  • You'll have to sign a suitability statement, saying you understand the risks.
  • What causes funding that view is its political suitability.
  • Demonstrating a generally pleasant manner throughout the interview may help you convey your suitability as a colleague.
  • Prototypes and tests are to find weaknesses as well as suitability of designs and materials.
  • Although transplant centers must evaluate any potential donor's suitability, it never hurts to have an independent opinion.
  • North redoubled to show first-round spade control and slam suitability.
  • The suitability of such areas is limited compared to larger areas supporting both prey species.
British Dictionary definitions for suitability


/ˈsuːtəbəl; ˈsjuːt-/
appropriate; proper; fit
Derived Forms
suitability, suitableness, noun
suitably, adverb
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