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"unavailable" in British English

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unavailableadjective

uk   /ˌʌn.əˈveɪ.lə.bəl/  us   /ˌʌn.əˈveɪ.lə.bəl/
C1 [after verb] If someone is unavailable, they are not ​able to ​talk to ​people or ​meetpeople, usually because they are doing other things: News ​outletstried to ​contact the Senator, but she was unavailable for ​comment.
B2 If something is unavailable, you cannot get it or use it: This ​information was ​previously unavailable to the ​public.
(Definition of unavailable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unavailable" in American English

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unavailableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌʌn·əˈveɪ·lə·bəl/
(of things) not ​able to be used or ​obtained, or (of ​people) not ​willing or ​able to be ​met or ​talked to: Fresh ​fruit and ​vegetables had been unavailable for some ​time. I’m ​sorry, the ​colonel is unavailable now.
(Definition of unavailable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unavailable" in Business English

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unavailableadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌnəˈveɪləbl/
not able to be ​bought, ​owned, etc.: unavailable to sb Much of their ​clothing is ​custom-made and unavailable to the ​public. This ​information was previously unavailable ​online.
if someone is unavailable, they do not have ​timefree for doing something or they are not able or ​willing to do it: He is away from the ​office and was unavailable for comment.
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