usable

or use·a·ble

[ yoo-zuh-buh l ]
/ ˈyu zə bəl /

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

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for useability

usable

useable

/ (ˈjuːzəbəl) /

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for useability

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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