(Latin: a suffix that means "able to [be]"; a variation of -ability)

accessibility (s) (noun), accessibilities (pl)
1. The attribute of being easy to meet or to deal with someone.
2. The characteristics of being available when needed.
3. A place that is easily approached or entered.
admissibility (s) (noun), admissibilities (pl)
audibility (s) (noun) (no pl)
Quality, fact, or degree of being heard or perceived by the ear; perceptibility: When part of the audience was placed behind the stage, the problem of audibility had to be reviewed again.
1. The compatibility of a donated organ or artificial limb with the living tissue into which it is implanted or with which it is brought into contact. Incompatibility leads to toxic reactions or immunological rejection.
2. Being harmonious with life; that is, not having toxic or injurious effects on biological functions.
3. The capability of coexistence with living tissues or organisms without causing harm: "Artificial joint adhesives must have biocompatibility with bone and muscle or they will result in sever damage."
biological plausibility
When a causal association (or relationship between two factors) is consistent with existing medical knowledge.
compatibility (s) (noun), compatibilities (pl)
1. A state of feeling sympathy or understanding towards another person; like-mindedness: Jack and Jill appeared to have a lot of compatibility in their marriage, but Bill and Patty didn't get along with each other and separated within a year!
2. A condition of existing or functioning in harmony or in congenial combination: Lisa's computer programs do not have compatibility with the kind of programs Mary has on her computer, so Lisa can't use such programs on her own computer because they wouldn't work!
comprehensibility (s) (noun), comprehensibilities (pl)
A situation in which clarity and understanding are dominant: A lack of comprehensibility on the part of teachers will cause confusion among their students.

Newspapers must have a great deal of comprehensibility for their readers with pictures and articles.

The quality of being consumable.
contemptibility (kuhn TEMP tuh bil" luh tee) (s) (noun), contemptibilities (pl)
1. The quality of being undeserving of regard or respect.
2. An attitude or feeling that someone has towards another person or thing that he or she considers worthless or despicable.
corrigibility (s) (noun), corrigibilities (pl)
The quality that describes the the capability of being improved or reformed: The corrigibility of freeing pollution from some rivers and lakes depends on whether people and firms do not throw toxic substances and garbage into them.
corruptibility (s) (noun)
The quality of being corruptible; the possibility or liability of being corrupted; corruptibleness.
credibility (s) (noun), credibilities (pl)
1. The ability to inspire belief or trust: Andre's story about why he was so late in coming home the other evening had enough credibility to convince his parents that he was telling the truth.
2. A willingness to accept something as true, believable, or plausible: The financial scandal damaged the credibility of the politician as an honest and and trustworthy candidate.
Worthiness of belief or trustworthiness.
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Being worthy of acceptance or belief.
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