avail·​abil·​i·​ty | \ ə-ˌvā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce availability (audio) \
plural availabilities

Definition of availability

1 : the quality or state of being available trying to improve the availability of affordable housing
2 : an available person or thing
3 US : a usually brief session in which a public figure (such as a politician) is made available to answer questions from members of the press a press availability The rigors of campaigning are amply demonstrated in marathon days of radio and television talk shows, media availabilities, sessions with newspaper editorial boards … and fund-raising events.— Steve Goldstein

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Qualcomm hasn’t announced more than a single partner for the Snapdragon 8cx platform, and Lenovo hasn’t announced a price or availability for Project Endless. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm's benchmarks show Snapdragon 8cx running as fast as Intel's Core i5," 27 May 2019 As part of its efforts, Beijing plans to improve credit availability for smaller companies, cut taxes, and speed up infrastructure investment. David Hodari, WSJ, "U.S. Stocks Rise, Lifted by Energy, Tech Sectors," 15 Jan. 2019 Retail availability for Yandex’s first phone (with an MSRP of 17,990 rubles, or roughly $270), starts tomorrow at the company’s flagship store in Moscow. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Russian search giant Yandex is releasing an Android phone," 5 Dec. 2018 Surprisingly, it—like most of the higher-end hotels in the city—had availability during the World Cup. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Lessons Learned at the Russia World Cup," 27 June 2018 Mohamed Salah's availability for the group stages of the World Cup remain enveloped in uncertainty after conflicting reports emerged over his time of recovery from outlets in Egypt and France. SI.com, "Conflicting Reports Emerge Over Mohamed Salah's Fitness Ahead of Egypt's World Cup Opener," 30 May 2018 The regime has been good at using a chemical weapon that has enormous availability and is produced in completely legal, dual-use facilities and vital to the running of any country. David E. Sanger And Ben Hubbard, New York Times, "A Hard Lesson in Syria: Assad Can Still Gas His Own People," 14 Apr. 2018 Finding a provider who takes your insurance, who has availability, who is not too far away, who has after-school hours and whom your kid clicks with is no easy task. Jill U. Adams, Washington Post, "Regular screening can find teen depression, but getting treatment isn’t easy," 31 Mar. 2018 That means welcome and widespread availability for a work that stands equipped to defy any gloomy assessment of the state of contemporary opera. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘The Exterminating Angel’ dazzles in PBS broadcast," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of availability

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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