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Definition of available adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of things) that you can get, buy, or find available resources/facilities readily/freely/publicly/generally available Tickets are available free of charge from the school. When will the information be made available? Further information is available on request. This was the only room available. We'll send you a copy as soon as it becomes available. Every available doctor was called to the scene.
  2. 2(of a person) free to see or talk to people Will she be available this afternoon? The director was not available for comment.
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noun [uncountable] the availability of cheap flights
AWL Collocationsavailableavailable adjectivebecomeFigure 4 shows the income of the university from the 1870s, when reliable data became available.make somethingSchools recognize the importance of making physics and mathematics available to all students.currently, immediately, presently easily, freely, readily publicly, widely commerciallyBy the 1960s, computers were widely available in industry and at universities. Quartz sand is often used in water treatment because it is inexpensive and readily, information optionOf the 234 nations for which data is available from the World Bank, the U.S. claimed a third of the income earned worldwide in 2001. Because Georgian Americans are small in number, less information is available about them than other ethnic groups.availability nounwidespread limited readyEconomic development was impressive, with the widespread availability of health and education facilities. The limited availability of clean water creates unsanitary conditions that can cause disease.
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