availability

The condition in which deposited funds are available for use by the depositor. The time lag between the date of a deposit and the date it is credited to the collected balance. American Banker Glossary
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The period in which the project financing is available for drawdown. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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availability a‧vail‧a‧bil‧i‧ty [əˌveɪləˈbɪlti] noun [uncountable]
1. the fact that something is able to be used or can easily be bought or found:

• the availability of affordable housing

2. subject to availability a phrase meaning that it is possible to buy or choose something if it is still available:

• The weekend breaks can be taken any weekend, subject to availability.

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availability UK US /əˌveɪləˈbɪləti/ noun [U]
the fact or possibility that you can buy, get, or have something: availability of sth »

Many companies choose to produce abroad because of the low labour costs and the availability of skilled labour.

limited/widespread/growing availability »

Prices were driven up due to the limited availability of key raw materials.

lack of availability »

Customers complained about the increased insurance premiums and the lack of availability of quality coverage.

the fact that you have time free for doing something, or the amount of time that you have: sb's availability »

We could meet next week - what's your availability?

availability for sth »

Union workers were asked about their attitudes toward a strike and their availability for picket-line duty.

Compare UNAVAILABILITY(Cf. ↑unavailability)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Availability — A*vail a*bil i*ty, n.; pl. {Availabilities}. 1. The quality of being available; availableness. [1913 Webster] Note: The word is sometimes used derogatively in the sense of mere availableness, or capability of success without regard to worthiness …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • availability — [ə vāl΄ə bil′ə tē] n. 1. the quality or condition of being available 2. pl. availabilities an available person or thing * * * See available. * * * …   Universalium

  • availability — index access (opening), possibility Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Availability —   [engl.], Verfügbarkeit.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • availability — (n.) 1803, from AVAILABLE (Cf. available) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • availability — [ə vāl΄ə bil′ə tē] n. 1. the quality or condition of being available 2. pl. availabilities an available person or thing …   English World dictionary

  • Availability — For the thermodynamic function availability , in the sense of available useful work, see exergy. For availability as a form of cognitive bias, see availability heuristic. In telecommunications and reliability theory, the term availability has the …   Wikipedia

  • availability — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ easy, ready ▪ the easy availability of many illegal drugs ▪ general, wide, widespread ▪ greater …   Collocations dictionary

  • availability — a|vail|a|bil|i|ty [ ə,veılə bıləti ] noun uncount ** 1. ) the state of being able to be obtained or used: availability of: Whether I take the job depends on the availability of daycare. 2. ) the state of not being too busy to do something: I ll… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • availability */*/ — UK [əˌveɪləˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the state of being able to be obtained or used availability of: Whether I take the job depends on the availability of child care. 2) the state of not being too busy to do something I ll have to check …   English dictionary


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