avail·​abil·​i·​ty ə-ˌvā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce availability (audio)
plural availabilities
: the quality or state of being available
trying to improve the availability of affordable housing
: an available person or thing
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 The quick, casual eatery features a focused, rotating daily menu of only a few signature items based upon the morning's market availability. Jake Emen, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Nov. 2023 Their innovative system aims to clean up plastic from the oceans, contributing to the availability of recycled plastics for various applications. Abdo Riani, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Alpesh Shah, who trades exclusively in natural diamonds, says the overwhelming availability of lab diamonds has contributed to a downturn in his business, with more customers choosing the affordable alternative. Sushmita Pathak, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Nov. 2023 The cheap and widespread availability of quadcopters has changed how squads scout and fight, as hobbyist toys are turned by the tens of thousands into short-range eyes in the sky. Popular Science, 29 Nov. 2023 It is fueled less by geographic factors — the availability of fertile land or the appeal of a milder climate — than by political considerations. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, 22 Nov. 2023 The business has been on a bender, fueled by the availability of cheap debt and optimistic projections about the potential of fledgling streaming platforms. Joe Otterson, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 Would-be consumers, meanwhile, have cited concerns over cost, range, and availability of public charging infrastructure for EVs as some of the primary hurdles preventing them from making the switch. Breanne Deppisch, Washington Examiner, 21 Nov. 2023 But in spite of the co-op’s efforts, and the availability of antivenin across the country, many challenges persist. Kamala Thiagarajan, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of availability was in 1803

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“Availability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/availability. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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