Availability
Availability A*vail`a*bil"i*ty, n.; pl. {Availabilities}. 1. The quality of being available; availableness. [1913 Webster]

Note: The word is sometimes used derogatively in the sense of ``mere availableness,'' or capability of success without regard to worthiness. [1913 Webster]

He was . . . nominated for his availability. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is available. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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