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usable

adjective us·able \ˈyü-zə-bəl\

Simple Definition of usable

  • : capable of being used : in good enough condition to be used

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of usable

  1. 1 :  capable of being used

  2. 2 :  convenient and practicable for use

usability play \ˌyü-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
usableness play \ˈyü-zə-bəl-nəs\ noun
usably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of usable in a sentence

  1. Is any of this junk usable?

  2. <although the spade is usable as a snow shovel, it doesn't do a very good job>



14th Century

First Known Use of usable

14th century

Variants of usable

also useable play \ˈyü-zə-bəl\

USABLE Defined for Kids

usable

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adjective us·able \ˈyü-zə-bəl\

Definition of usable for Students

  1. :  suitable or fit for use <He saves things that might someday be usable.>





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