serviceable

[ sur-vuh-suh-buhl ]
/ ˈsɜr və sə bəl /

adjective

capable of or being of service; useful.
wearing well; durable: serviceable cloth.
capable of being used, worn, cleaned, repaired, etc., easily.

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Origin of serviceable

1300–50; service1 + -able; replacing Middle English servisable<Middle French

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British Dictionary definitions for serviceable

serviceable
/ (ˈsɜːvɪsəbəl) /

adjective

capable of or ready for service; usable
capable of giving good service; durable
archaic diligent in service

Derived forms of serviceable

serviceability or serviceableness, nounserviceably, adverb
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