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availability

noun [U]
 
 
/əˌveɪləˈbɪləti/
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.
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