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Pronunciation:  u`veylu'bilitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the quality of being at hand when needed

AVAILABILITY is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: accessibility, availableness, handiness
 Antonyms: inaccessibility, unavailability
 See Also: command, convenience



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*vail`a*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Availabilities}.
1. The quality of being available; availableness.

Note: The word is sometimes used derogatively in the sense of
      ``mere availableness,'' or capability of success
      without regard to worthiness.

            He was . . . nominated for his availability.

2. That which is available.

Computing Dictionary

The degree to which a system suffers degradation or interruption in its service to the customer as a consequence of failures of one or more of its parts.

One of the components of ras.

Thesaurus Terms
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