Definition of availability in English:

availability

noun

  • 1The quality of being able to be used or obtained.

    ‘turkey producers had been losing sales because of the all-year-round availability of beef’
    ‘the availability of social housing varies widely in rural areas’
    • ‘College characteristics such as cost, availability of financial aid, and location are all considered.’
    • ‘The widespread availability of computer technology makes the application of ecological footprint analysis feasible as a homework assignment for the students.’
    • ‘Remove bird feeders to help lower the availability of food for voles.’
    • ‘The soil moisture profile should be replenished by the third week of June to provide for optimum water availability.’
    • ‘Both groups identified the availability of career opportunities as the most influential factor in their selection of an academic major.’
    • ‘One consequence is a reduction in the availability of educated professionals for the agricultural industry.’
    • ‘The efficacy is affected by the availability of molecular oxygen in the targeted tumor tissue during irradiation.’
    • ‘Food availability was not an issue.’
    • ‘Accurate prediction of fertilizer nitrogen availability will be difficult.’
    • ‘The availability of modern health services in the larger cities contributes to better and early diagnosis.’
    1. 1.1 The state of being otherwise unoccupied; freedom to do something.
      ‘they enquired as to my availability for a game the following evening’
      • ‘He announced his availability to serve as energy czar in the new administration.’
      • ‘We made an inquiry last week to establish his availability.’
      • ‘His apparent availability may now alert other interested parties as well.’
      • ‘Any teams interested in entering should contact the tournament organizer with details of their availability.’
      • ‘The message has been sent out to all divisions asking for the availability and status of certain specialists including forensic officers.’
      • ‘The inspector will inquire about the availability of the staff during the survey time schedule.’
      • ‘He never placed barriers in the way of his warmth and friendship, and his availability to help any of his colleagues.’
      • ‘They are compiling a list of every officer's availability to fly to Southeast Asia to help with the search.’
      • ‘He was cited for his knowledge and skill and his availability to his fellow doctors in caring for mutual patients.’
      • ‘He was a frequent pundit on TV news, where he twice floated his availability to return as police chief.’
    2. 1.2informal The state of not being currently involved in a sexual or romantic relationship.
      ‘if you call yourself 'Miss' you're advertising your availability to any man who takes a fancy’
      • ‘He tells of encountering a woman, just out of the shower, who "signals her availability."’
      • ‘He has no entourage and a nonexistent family, which makes convenient and possible his availability on the same cruise as Holly.’
      • ‘Keep the conversation centered around his availability for dating you.’
      • ‘It's been said that Jane's cleavage is the shop window of her availability.’
      • ‘She was being a bit precious about her availability.’
      • ‘At the dances held in their honor, the Catherinettes' bonnets signal their "availability."’
      • ‘A matchmaker would take note and alert the single men about her availability.’
      • ‘She is a student, ostensibly with a physics problem, but who flirts outrageously, dances to the bongos, and otherwise makes clear her availability.’
      • ‘She played the disreputable vamp who wore flashy clothes and repeatedly raised her skirt as if to advertise her availability.’
      • ‘She divorced five seconds ago from her director husband, and has wasted no time advertising her availability.’

Pronunciation

availability

/əveɪləˈbɪlɪti/