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  • adv. In a usable manner.

Etymologies

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usable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • There's a term used in Maine for when the ice is gone and the lake is usably liquid again.

    Pat LaMarche: The Hearts of Obama and Congress: Colder Than Winter in Maine

  • The mechanism exists, sure, but I've never seen it function usably.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • From the beginning, IA has grappled with one of the most important challenges designers now face: how to define and link contexts usefully, usably and ethically in a digital hyper-linked world.

    inkblurt · Running for the Board & the future of the IAI

  • There's no opportunity to use Lojban other than on the internet; for a constructed language with a usably-large vocabulary and signifigant number of speakers, that gives it a unique place on the impracticality spectrum of languages.

    Zlango! - Mind Your Language

  • It's not as if you're actually coming up with a new and simple scale that would usably cover weight, length, temperature, and speed indifferently.

    Notes for Noting and Links for Thinking

  • And that was an interesting fact that she disclosed, that they did try to do the surreptitious DNA test and they did not get a sample that they could usably or reliably test against the evidence in the murder scene.

    CNN Transcript Aug 29, 2006

  • Unless placed near the cooking and food preparation area, where they grow dirtiest most quickly, there is no point in hanging them out instead of storing them in cabinets, where they will stay usably clean much longer.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • The hard part-the thing that no one had as yet succeeded in doing-was to predict, for a time far enough ahead to be of any use, a usably close approximation to the vortex's quantitative activity.

    Masters Of The Vortex

  • What tools are needed to make it usably secure for end-users?

    IdCommons - Recent changes [en]

  • They fall into two rough categories: social network-ish communities of borrower friends, and, more usably, simple databases of stuff people are willing to lend.

    All Stories | The New York Observer

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