usable

or use·a·ble

[yoo-zuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. available or convenient for use: 2000 square feet of usable office space.
  2. capable of being used: That saw is no longer usable.

Origin of usable

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French; see use, -able
Related formsus·a·bil·i·ty, us·a·ble·ness, nounuse·a·bil·i·ty, use·a·ble·ness, nounus·a·bly, use·a·bly, adverbnon·re·us·a·ble, non·re·use·a·ble, adjective, nounnon·us·a·ble, non·use·a·ble, adjectivere·us·a·bil·i·ty, re·use·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·us·a·ble, re·use·a·ble, adjectivere·us·a·ble·ness, re·use·a·ble·ness, nounun·us·a·ble, un·use·a·ble, adjectiveun·us·a·ble·ness, un·use·a·ble·ness, nounun·us·a·bly, un·use·a·bly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of reusable

Historical Examples of reusable

  • Great cost benefits are attained if the vehicle used to deliver the attack is reusable.

    Shock and Awe

    Harlan K. Ullman

  • Alternatively, reusable long-range survivable systems provide needed flexibility to alter the Deep Strike plan as it unfolds.

    Shock and Awe

    Harlan K. Ullman


British Dictionary definitions for reusable

reusable

adjective
  1. able to be used more than once

usable

useable

adjective
  1. able to be used
Derived Formsusability, useability, usableness or useableness, nounusably or useably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reusable
adj.

1922, from re- "back, again" + usable. Non-reusable is attested from 1905.

usable

adj.

late 14c., from Old French usable (early 14c.), from user (see use). Not a common word before c.1840. Related: Usably.

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