Availability



suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand:
I used whatever tools were available.
readily obtainable; accessible:
available resources.
having sufficient power or efficacy; valid.
Archaic. efficacious; profitable; advantageous.
Contemporary Examples

Once the technology to extend life has become available, you cannot restrict its availability.
Obama’s Euthanasia Mistake Lee Siegel August 10, 2009

For drug users of most levels, she noted, “Cost, effectiveness, and availability are far more important than the legality.”
How to Buy ‘Pot’ On Amazon Kia Makarechi March 26, 2010

That can create an illusory sense of availability—it makes people have an unrealistic sense of how quickly things can be done.
The Long Slog Stanley Crouch April 27, 2009

Everyone was very generous with their time, and their availability.
Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre Marlow Stern November 8, 2014

More significantly, though, was the availability of his subject matter.
Paul Muldoon on Seamus Heaney: the Mark of a Great Poet Paul Muldoon August 29, 2013

Historical Examples

They are in various stages of development, but their wealth and availability have been clearly ascertained.
Oregon, Washington and Alaska; Sights and Scenes for the Tourist. E. L. Lomax

Even more may be said in favour of the availability of this practice.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847 Various

A second factor is the availability of necessary shelter, especially aestivation sites.
A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico William E. Duellman

They have all recognised the potency and availability of that force.
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

The two administrations of Low demonstrated beyond question the availability of the “Brooklyn system.”
A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II Stephen M. Ostrander

adjective
obtainable or accessible; capable of being made use of; at hand
(US, politics, derogatory) suitable for public office, usually as a result of having an inoffensive character: Smith was a particularly available candidate
n.

1803, from available + -ity.
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.

system
The degree to which a system suffers degradation or interruption in its service to the customer as a consequence of failures of one or more of its parts.
One of the components of RAS.
(2000-08-13)

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