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[yoo-zuh-buh l] /ˈyu zə bəl/
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useability, useableness, noun
useably, adverb
nonuseable, adjective
reuseable, adjective
reuseableness, noun
unuseable, adjective
unuseableness, noun
unuseably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for useable
  • Solar energy is the technology used to harness the sun's energy and make it useable.
  • Paper can usually be recycled five to seven times before its fibers become too short to be useable for new paper.
  • During the winter ice roads are used, but the useable season for those is getting shorter.
  • Computer programmers do their best to make their work useable by everyone, but this does not always translate well.
  • Only when failure is recognized can dead ends be abandoned and useable pieces of failed programs be recycled.
  • In other words, he asked for the data after it had been processed and sifted, and churned into a useable format.
  • What they want is the means to convert these dollars to something more useable.
  • Anyone can make one of these and they generate more useable, cheaper, and much easier to produce energy than photovoltaics.
  • Unfortunately, converting the stuff into useable forms remains a difficult process.
  • The nitrates and other minerals can easily be recaptured and reprocessed by plants into a useable medium.
British Dictionary definitions for useable


able to be used
Derived Forms
usability, useability, usableness, useableness, noun
usably, useably, adverb
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