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[uh-vey-luh-buh l] /əˈveɪ lə bəl/

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.
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

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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