Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Competent power; validity; efficacy; as, the availableness of a title.
  • n. The quality of being available.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Competent power; validity; efficacy.
  • n. Quality of being available; capability of being used for the purpose intended.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being available; capability of being used; power or efficacy in promoting an end in view.
  • n. Competent power; legal force; validity: as, the availableness of a title.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being at hand when needed

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And lexicographic objectivity forces me to report that Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in an essay the next year, “Conservatism … goes for availableness in its candidate, not for worth….”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Hence it is worth while now at the dawn of the new century to examine this material with a view to its availableness for the theory of Descent and especially for Darwinism.

    At the Deathbed of Darwinism A Series of Papers

  • Here it may not be superfluous to say that the former preparation has all the essential properties of the latter, save certain of the constipatory and stupefying tendencies which, by a private process known to the assigns of the inventor, have been so masked or removed that it possesses in many cases an availableness which the practitioner can not despise, though compelled by the secrecy of its formula to rank it among quack medicines.

    The Opium Habit

  • The palpableness and availableness of an object are in proportion as it is separated from its environments.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 37, November, 1860

  • The products of men's labour and women's labour will be appraised and paid for in proportion to their _real_ value, their strength or availableness for life.

    Woman and Womanhood A Search for Principles

  • The absence of the right to require cotton for the bonds took away their availableness in the foreign market.

    Report of the Secretary of the Treasury. December 7th, 1863.

  • The objection to conservatism, when embodied in a party, is, that in its love of acts, it hates principles; it lives in the senses, not in truth; it sacrifices to despair; it goes for availableness in its candidate, not for worth; and for expediency in its measures, and not for the right.

    Nature: Addresses and Lectures (1849)

  • Fathers, even though he does not allow of their availableness as depriving untruths, spoken with such objects, of their sinfulness.

    Apologia pro Vita Sua

  • Fathers, even though he does not allow of their availableness as depriving untruths, spoken on such occasions, of their sinfulness.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua

  • Every genius is defended from approach by quantities of availableness.

    Representative Men

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