Meaning of “unavailable” in the English Dictionary

"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 meet people, usually because they are doing other things:

News outlets tried 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 /ˌʌnəˈveɪləbl/ us

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 time free 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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(Definition of “unavailable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)