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Princeton's WordNet

  1. handiness, accessibility, availability, availableness(noun)

    the quality of being at hand when needed


  1. availability(Noun)

    The quality of being available.

    What is your availability this week?

  2. availability(Noun)

    That which is available.

    We have several availabilities.

  3. Origin: From ; attested since the early 1800s.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Availability(noun)

    the quality of being available; availableness

  2. Availability(noun)

    that which is available


  1. Availability

    In reliability theory and reliability engineering, the term availability has the following meanings: ⁕The degree to which a system, subsystem or equipment is in a specified operable and committable state at the start of a mission, when the mission is called for at an unknown, i.e. a random, time. Simply put, availability is the proportion of time a system is in a functioning condition. This is often described as a mission capable rate. Mathematically, this is expressed as 1 minus unavailability. ⁕The ratio of the total time a functional unit is capable of being used during a given interval to the length of the interval. For example, a unit that is capable of being used 100 hours per week would have an availability of 100/168. However, typical availability values are specified in decimal. In high availability applications, a metric known as nines, corresponding to the number of nines following the decimal point, is used. In this system, "five nines" equals 0.99999 availability.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'availability' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4602

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'availability' in Nouns Frequency: #1895


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of availability in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of availability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Mallinson:

    As refiners look at Canadian crude availability long term, they'll be thinking about ways to give themselves more options.

  2. Lynn Fisher:

    Credit availability decreased over the month driven primarily by a decrease in availability of conventional conforming loan offerings.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    All it takes to be made in life is just humility/punctuality/availability/utilization/maximization of the prospects i.e. chances or opportunities for success.

  4. Jeremy Gordon:

    Equity is less attractive to engineers in Kenya when weighed against salary, which is not surprising given the nature of the start-up space, availability of funding, and the Kenyan economy.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    As the currency denomination goes up and its availability increases in the market, it helps only the privileged class not the rest mass of the population simply because of the affordability criteria.

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