availability

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From available +‎ -ity; attested since the early 1800s.

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  • IPA(key): [əˌveɪləˈbɪlɪtɪ]
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availability (usually uncountable, plural availabilities)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) The quality of being available.
    What is your availability this week?
  2. (countable) That which is available.
    We have several availabilities.
  3. The quality of being able to be used or obtained.
    • 1960 September, P. Ransome-Wallis, “Modern motive power of the German Federal Railway: Part One”, in Trains Illustrated, page 553:
      With an axleload of 16¾ tons they have a fairly wide [route] availability and they have been designed for ease of maintenance.

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