(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."
2. Denoting a substance that can be chemically degraded or decomposed by natural processes (for example: weather, soil bacteria, plants, animals) without harming the environment. Also, biodeterioration.
3. Describing organic compounds that are able to be decomposed by bacteria and other micro-organisms; such as, the constituents of sewage, as compared with non-biodegradable compounds; such as, most plastics.
2. The ability to have knowledge or understanding.
2. The irregular combustion of fuel or propellant in a jet or rocket engine.
3. A combustion that may display undesired instabilities of a sudden or periodic nature.
2. That which can be computed or estimated by using a computer or calculator.
2. Capable of discovering by inference or deducing.
3. Being able to analyze the grammatical structure of or to parse language; especially, a Latin or Greek text prior to translation.
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.