(Latin: suffix; expressing ability, capacity, fitness, or "that which may be easily handled or managed")
Just a few examples out of hundreds of words presented as the noun forms of -able; forming nouns of quality from, or corresponding to, adjectives in -able; the quality in an agent that makes an action possible. The suffix -ible has related meanings.
The availability of affordable housing attracted Mike and his family to the town.
2. The degree to which a drug is in place throughout the body and is ready for action at the desired receptor sites: After receiving an injection, the doctor advised the patient to rest while she monitored the bioavailability of the medication.
3. The extent to which a nutrient or medication can be used by a person: In order to adjust the medications properly, the doctor monitored the bioavailability of the medication that was prescribed for the patient.
Bioavailability is used to determine whether different brand-name drugs, a generic name as opposed to a brand-name drug, or, in some cases, different batches of the same brand-name drug, will produce the same therapeutic effects.
Most plastics, for example, are not biodegradable and will remain in the environment for ever!
2. An aspect of something which is able to be developed; potentiality: Tim was so talented and so musical that he had the capability of entering the music academy abroad.
Even though the house was quite neglected and partly decayed, it had great possibilities and the capability of being rebuilt into a great place!
3. The power of a country's resources to embark on a certain kind of military undertaking: The little, but strong, nation had the capability of producing nuclear weapons.
2. The potential of being known or perceived: The cognizability of the events were not recognized in time by the public.
In classifying combustion instabilities there are three types which are related to engines: chamber instabilities, intrinsic instabilities, and system instabilities.
2. The capability of a computer or calculator to make estimations or do accounting: In order to figure out and organize her payments, Joan was convinced of the computability of her laptop to get perfect and satisfactory results.
2. The state of being inclined or willing to agree or abide by: The conformability of the employees at the firm all liked Mr. Smith, their employer, and consented to doing the reasonable jobs at hand.
2. Capable of discovering by inference or deduction: By using her construability, Susan thought that Joe, the new boy in class, wanted to sit next to her because he wanted to be friends with her.
3. The capability to analyze the grammatical structure of or to parse language: Mrs. Smart thought that the students in her Latin class possessed the construability of examining and translating the Latin sentence by Cicero which she gave them as their homework.
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.