Definition of unavailability noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌʌnəveɪləˈbɪləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnəveɪləˈbɪləti//
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  1. 1the fact that something cannot be obtained Many of the problems were caused by the unavailability of suitable equipment.
  2. 2the fact that somebody is not able or not willing to see, meet or talk to somebody The trial was adjourned due to the unavailability of a key witness.
  3. opposite availability