Origin of usable
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Related Words for usabilityhandling, help, service, practice, value, need, benefit, adoption, treatment, usage, operation, purpose, convenience, practicality, versatility, habit, mileage, usefulness, applicability, utility
- able to be used
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Word Origin and History for usability
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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