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[uh-vey-luh-buh l] /əˈveɪ lə bəl/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see avail, -able
Related forms
availability, availableness, noun
availably, adverb
interavailability, noun
interavailable, adjective
nonavailability, noun
unavailability, noun
unavailable, adjective
unavailableness, noun
unavailably, adverb
Synonyms
1. accessible, usable, handy.
Antonyms
1. unavailable.
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British Dictionary definitions for un availability

available

/əˈveɪləbəl/
adjective
1.
obtainable or accessible; capable of being made use of; at hand
2.
(US, politics, derogatory) suitable for public office, usually as a result of having an inoffensive character: Smith was a particularly available candidate
Derived Forms
availability, availableness, noun
availably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un availability

available

adj.

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.

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