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"availability" in British English

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availabilitynoun [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 ofguns has ​contributed to the ​escalatingviolence. 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.
(Definition of availability from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"availability" in Business English

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availabilitynoun [U]

uk   us   /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 ​lowlabourcosts and the availability of ​skilledlabour. limited/widespread/growing availability Prices were ​driven up ​due to the ​limited availability of ​keyrawmaterials.lack of availability Customers ​complained about the ​increasedinsurancepremiums and the ​lack of availability of ​qualitycoverage.
the fact that you have ​timefree 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.
(Definition of availability from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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