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availability

noun [U] uk   /əˌveɪ.ləˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
B2 the fact that something can be bought, used, or reached, or how much it can be: The ready availability of guns has contributed to the escalating violence. Abortion rates are high because the availability of contraceptives is limited. B2 the fact of someone being free to speak on the phone, work, etc.: I shall check the availability of my staff for that date.
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