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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Earlier in the week, Bevin downplayed the availability of guns as a problem behind Louisville’s murder rate.
Mr. Geiger likened this process to the easy availability of credit before the housing crisis, and said the fallout from Pemberton meant that the financing arrangements behind festivals will most likely be tightened.
Maine bear biologist Jennifer Vashon said the number of complaints correlates with availability of natural foods such as berries, acorns and beechnuts.
After Wednesday’s pre-tournament media availability session, Spieth said Greller had planned to attend Friday night’s U2 concert at AT&T Stadium.
Analysts from GoodCall looked at 689 cities and ranked them based on nine metrics, including job availability, comparative salaries, cost of living, percentage of high school and college graduates, and community amenities.
Granowitz suggested the city create a formula to determine availability of street parking in each neighborhood and adjust the granny flat parking requirement accordingly.
As Ourian had pointed out, the availability of cosmetic surgery normalizes our desire to get it.
This leaves government health programs, groaning under the high cost of drugs, to figure out how to bargain or to limit the availability of these drugs to the neediest patients.
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