usable

or use·a·ble

[yoo-zuh-buh l]

adjective

available or convenient for use: 2000 square feet of usable office space.
capable of being used: That saw is no longer usable.

Nearby words

  1. urus,
  2. urushiol,
  3. us,
  4. us customary system,
  5. usa,
  6. usaf,
  7. usafi,
  8. usage,
  9. usageaster,
  10. usan

Origin of usable

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French; see use, -able

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British Dictionary definitions for unusable

unusable

adjective

not able or fit to be used

usable

useable

adjective

able to be used
Derived Formsusability, useability, usableness or useableness, nounusably or useably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unusable
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