serviceableness


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ser·vice·a·ble

 (sûr′vĭ-sə-bəl)
adj.
1. Ready for service; usable: serviceable equipment.
2. Able to give long service; durable: a heavy, serviceable fabric.

ser′vice·a·bil′i·ty, ser′vice·a·ble·ness n.
ser′vice·a·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serviceableness - the quality of being able to provide good service
usefulness, utility - the quality of being of practical use
Translations

serviceableness

nBrauchbarkeit f, → gute Verwendbarkeit; (= durability)Strapazierfähigkeit f; (Tech) → Betriebsfähigkeit f
References in classic literature ?
Bulstrode's standard had been his serviceableness to God's cause: "I am sinful and nought--a vessel to be consecrated by use--but use me!"--had been the mould into which he had constrained his immense need of being something important and predominating.
Hence it followeth that all things are truly to be rated as of worth in measure of their serviceableness to that end; and their possessors should take rank in agreement thereto, neither the lord of an unproducing manor, howsoever broad and ancient, nor he who bears an unremunerate dignity, nor yet the pauper favorite of a king, being esteemed of level excellency with him whose riches are of daily accretion; and hardly should they whose wealth is barren claim and rightly take more honor than the poor and unworthy."
Entrepreneurs can extend the period of provision by embarking on production processes that produce consumer goods with a longer period of production or by producing consumer goods with longer durations of serviceableness. (7) They must decide which production processes to embark upon, with the sacrifice of time involved in undertaking a longer process being compensated by the increased productivity of this process.