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dis·pos·a·ble

 (dĭ-spō′zə-bəl)
adj.
1. Designed to be disposed of after use: disposable diapers; disposable razors.
2.
a. Remaining to a person after taxes have been deducted: disposable income.
b. Free for use; available: Every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire.
n.
Something, such as a diaper or hypodermic syringe, that can be disposed of after one use.

dis·pos′a·bil′i·ty n.
dis·pos′a·bly adv.
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Translations
DisponibilitätVerfügbarkeit

disposability

n(freie) Verfügbarkeit
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