[ uh-vey-luh-bil-i-tee ]
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  1. the fact or quality of being close at hand and ready for use: Children learn about the importance of reading and writing through the availability of a wide variety of books.

  2. the fact or quality of being readily obtainable: Prices are subject to availability of the product at the time of ordering.

  1. freedom or willingness to do something: League members selected as reserve players shall confirm their availability by signing the list on the notice board.

  2. the fact or condition of not being involved in a romantic or sexual relationship and therefore being potentially open to one: Overall, he says, a man is more attracted to a woman by the signs of her availability than by her physical appearance.

Origin of availability

  • Rarely a·vail·a·ble·ness [uh-vey-luh-buhl-nis] /əˈveɪ lə bəl nɪs/ .

Other words from availability

  • in·ter·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty, noun
  • un·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty, un·a·vail·a·ble·ness, noun

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