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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Lowell. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  available. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  availability 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  at  hand  when  needed  [syn:  {handiness}, 
  {accessibility},  {availableness}]  [ant:  {inaccessibility}, 
  {inaccessibility}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  availability 
 
    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}. 
 
  (2000-08-13) 
 
 




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