What does usability mean?

Definitions for usability

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word usability.


  1. usability(Noun)

    The state or condition of being usable.

  2. usability(Noun)

    The degree to which an object, device, software application, etc. is easy to use with no specific training.


  1. Usability

    Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object. The object of use can be a software application, website, book, tool, machine, process, or anything a human interacts with. A usability study may be conducted as a primary job function by a usability analyst or as a secondary job function by designers, technical writers, marketing personnel, and others. It is widely used in consumer electronics, communication, and knowledge transfer objects and mechanical objects such as a door handle or a hammer. Usability includes methods of measuring usability, such as needs analysis and the study of the principles behind an object's perceived efficiency or elegance. In human-computer interaction and computer science, usability studies the elegance and clarity with which the interaction with a computer program or a web site is designed. Usability differs from user satisfaction and user experience because usability also considers usefulness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of usability in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of usability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Unknown:

    Usability is like oxygen -- you never notice it until it is missing...

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