[ uh-vey-luh-buhl ]
/ əˈveɪ lə bəl /
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suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand: I used whatever tools were available.
readily obtainable; accessible: available resources.
free or willing to do something; not occupied: I’m sorry, Mrs. Clarke is not available to speak with you right now.
not involved in a romantic or sexual relationship; single: Why would you tell Rachel that I’m available when you know how serious I am about Tina?
- efficacious, advantageous, or profitable.
- legally valid.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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a·vail·a·bil·i·ty [uh-vey-luh-bil-i-tee], /əˌveɪ ləˈbɪl ɪ ti/, a·vail·a·ble·ness, nouna·vail·a·bly, adverbin·ter·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty, nounin·ter·a·vail·a·ble, adjective
non·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·a·vail·a·ble, adjectiveun·a·vail·a·ble·ness, nounun·a·vail·a·bly, adverb
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It takes the appearance of availabilities, fragmentation and global integration, of increased mediation.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for available
/ (əˈveɪləbəl) /
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 characterSmith was a particularly available candidate
Derived forms of availableavailability or availableness, nounavailably, adverb
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