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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.
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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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Related Words for useable

adapted, agreeable, alike, amenable, applicable, assorted, comparable, compliant, consistent, docile, fitted, fitting, harmonious, like, obedient, orderly, proper, regular, resembling, similar

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British Dictionary definitions for useable

usable

useable

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

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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