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

unavailable (ˌʌnəˈveɪləbəl)
 
adj
not obtainable or accessible: unavailable for comment

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Word Origin & History

unavailable
1540s, "ineffectual," from un- (1) "not" + avail + -able. Meaning "incapable of being used" is recorded from 1855. Unavailing (1660s) has taken up the older sense of the word. Related: Unavailability.

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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Example sentences
The rule also specifies refund conditions if tickets become unavailable.
The service was unavailable for about an hour and a half, in the middle of the
  day.
Coombs was unavailable for comment and has indicated he will not be speaking
  with any media prior to the hearing.
The lower the ratio, the more likely the nursing staff will be able to cover if
  and when personnel suddenly become unavailable.
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