availability

noun avail·abil·i·ty \ ə-ˌvā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of availability

plural availabilities
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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First Known Use of availability

1803



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