1. [syn: handiness, accessibility, availability, availableness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Availability \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality of being at hand when needed [syn: handiness,
accessibility, availability, availableness] [ant:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "availability":
access, accessibility, actual presence, applicability,
approachability, being here, being there, come-at-ableness,
effectiveness, efficacy, efficiency, existence, functionality,
getatableness, gettableness, helpfulness, hereness, immanence,
immediacy, indwellingness, inherence, obtainability,
obtainableness, occurrence, openness, operability, penetrability,
perviousness, physical presence, practicability, practical utility,
practicality, presence, procurability, procurableness,
profitability, reachableness, securableness, serviceability,
spiritual presence, thereness, ubiety, usability, use, usefulness,
utility, utilizability, whereness
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
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.