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

Examples of availability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walk-in appointments at the barbershop will be based on availability, according to a post on the official Disney Parks Blog. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 17 May 2022 However, due to the chip shortage, it's expected to have late availability. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 11 May 2022 But the grayer seasons, like October and now, might have some availability, Sailors said. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 Also, Heaven Hill Heritage Collection has pretty limited availability nationwide, although demand (and familiarity) for it will likely pale in comparison with Pappy. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 25 Mar. 2022 The inn has some unexpected availability in March due to the lack of spring baseball, with more than a dozen cancellations in recent weeks. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 10 Mar. 2022 Following its theatrical release, the film will kick off with a premium VoD outing on May 3, 2022, have digital download availability from May 17 and finally launch as a Blu-ray and DVD combination from May 31. Patrick Frater, Variety, 1 Mar. 2022 Public health mandates have three distinct roles: increasing availability of accurate information; protecting people from each other; and establishing collective action that benefits society in ways individual actions cannot. Dr. Tom Frieden, CNN, 25 Feb. 2022 That could have resulted in a prompt FDA authorization and the availability of the vaccine before the end of February. Arkansas Online, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of availability

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2022

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“Availability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/availability. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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