re·​us·​able | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈyü-zə-bəl \

Definition of reusable

: capable of being used again or repeatedly

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reusability \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌyü-​zə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun

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Feasibility studies began in 2016, and the new rocket will likely be reusable. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: SpaceX gets top clearance, Europe job cuts, Russian plans," 16 Nov. 2018 Blue Origin, meanwhile, will use a more traditional capsule and booster, both of which are designed to be reusable. Amy Thompson, WIRED, "The Race to Get Tourists to Suborbital Space Is Heating Up," 10 July 2018 The updated rocket is designed to be reusable, which would drastically reduce costs of trips to space. Paulina Dedaj, Fox News, "SpaceX successfully launches satellite with new upgraded 'Block 5' Falcon 9 rocket," 11 May 2018 While vehicles such as the Space Shuttle have been reusable, their launch vehicles have not. Ian Whittaker, Smithsonian, "Is SpaceX Being Environmentally Responsible?," 7 Feb. 2018 Their shipping containers are made out of 100 percent post-consumer/post-industrial waste and are reusable too. Mandy Ferreira, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Places To Shop Online If You Want To Save Money And Live A Zero Waste Lifestyle," 24 Aug. 2017 Say goodbye to straws and hello to reusable packaging. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "12 Health Food Trends to Be on the Lookout for in 2019," 11 Dec. 2018 Quickly now, the company is delivering on its promise of reusable spaceflight with its new Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Singed and sooty, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket still looked brilliant Monday," 4 Dec. 2018 Stay hydrated — or just transport your morning cold brew — in this cool and customizable reusable cup. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "Ways to eat well in the summer heat (no stove required)," 13 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of reusable

1943, in the meaning defined above

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