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availability

[ə‚vāl·ə′bil·ə·dē]
(computer science)
Of data, data channels, and input-output devices in computers, the condition of being ready for use and not immediately committed to other tasks.
(navigation)
The probability that a navigational system will function and provide required levels of accuracy, integrity, and continuity.
(physics)
The difference between the enthalpy per unit mass of substance and the product of entropy per unit mass multiplied by the lowest temperature available to the substance for heat discard; used in determining the ratio of actual work performed during a process by a working substance to that which theoretically should have been performed.
(systems engineering)
The probability that a system is operating satisfactorily at any point in time, excluding times when the system is under repair.

availability

(system)
The degree to which a system suffers degradation or interruption in its service to the customer as a consequence of failures of one or more of its parts.

One of the components of RAS.

availability

The accessibility of a system resource in a timely manner; for example, the measurement of a system's uptime. Availability is one of the six fundamental components of information security (see Parkerian Hexad). See also uptime and high availability.
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He further said that about 40,138 metric tons seed of fodder would also be produced as against the availability of 21,060.29 metric tons of last year to encouraging the cultivation of fodder crops.
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While everyone knows it is people that run the business, it is the technology and communications that provide the critical data and functionality to do so with the efficiency, speed, accuracy and availability required by carriers, with careful planning and the right design, your business's communications and technology can withstand a wide variety of planned and unplanned outages and remain virtually unaffected.
The researchers acknowledge that "there may be large regional variation in availability of confidential services based on state law, the supply of primary care providers, availability of alternative sites for health care, and local attitudes toward providing confidential services to adolescents." Even so, they comment that their results "show that care for medically emancipated conditions for adolescents is not universally available in primary care practices," and that "confidential care is even less accessible to adolescents." These findings suggest that many teenagers may decide not to seek sexual and reproductive health services because such services are not offered by their regular doctors or because they are worried that their parents will find out.
Sevier points out that "when colleges package themselves for students of color, they should identify attractive aspects, such as the availability of African-American-related courses and majors, and tutoring services." First, there's the vaguely racist assumption that African-American prospective students are the only ones who would find the availability of African-American-related courses and majors attractive.
Where should I direct my questions about the availability of the release?