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Variant of usable.


or use•a•ble

(ˈyu zə bəl)

1. available or convenient for use.
2. capable of being used.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French]
us`a•bil′i•ty, us′a•ble•ness, n.
us′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.useable - fit or ready for use or serviceuseable - fit or ready for use or service; "the toaster was still functional even after being dropped"; "the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable"; "an operational aircraft"; "the dishwasher is now in working order"
serviceable - ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
2.useable - capable of being put to use; "usable byproducts"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
3.useable - convenient for use or disposaluseable - convenient for use or disposal; "the house is available after July 1"; "2000 square feet of usable office space"
disposable - free or available for use or disposition; "every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire"; "disposable assets"


also useable
2. In a condition to be used:
References in classic literature ?
The lamps also were still useable, and thus the interior of the cabin appeared as bright as day to the astonished Tarzan.
Following a competitive offering process, on July 31, 2008 DRMS awarded LSI a contract to manage the receipt, storage, marketing and disposition of virtually all useable surplus personal property generated by DoD installations throughout the United States.
Those models must be useable by many people in the team including system's engineers, hardware and software developers and verification engineers and used for purposes ranging from analysis, and verification to synthesis.
Capture 2005 Europe promises to be a valuable experience for Captiva users and others interested in exploring the latest advances in managing business critical information from paper, faxes and scanned forms, documents and transactions into useable electronic content.
The increase in maximum junction temperature will push out the thresholds for current derating, enabling more customers to drive the new LUXEON at higher drive currents over a wider range of thermal environments, extracting more useable light and more value from the LED.