drivability

or drive·a·bil·i·ty

[ drahy-vuh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌdraɪ vəˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun Automotive.

the degree of smoothness and steadiness of acceleration of an automotive vehicle: The automatic transmission has been improved to give the new model better drivability.

Nearby words

  1. dripping pan,
  2. drippy,
  3. dripstone,
  4. dript,
  5. drisheen,
  6. drivage,
  7. drive,
  8. drive a hard bargain,
  9. drive a nail into one's coffin,
  10. drive at

Origin of drivability

First recorded in 1970–75; drive + -ability

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