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usability

[‚yüz·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(industrial engineering)
The characteristics which enter into a product's design and are related to its quality and reliability that enable users to perform tasks quickly and error free, as well as reduce the time and mental effort to learn or operate the product. Also known as ease of use; user friendliness.
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usability

(programming)
The effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction with which users can achieve tasks in a particular environment of a product. High usability means a system is: easy to learn and remember; efficient, visually pleasing and fun to use; and quick to recover from errors.

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usability

Usability is how easy hardware or software is to operate, especially for the first-time user. Considering how difficult applications and websites can be to navigate through, one would wish that all designers took usability into greater consideration than they do. See hallway testing, good user interface, user interface, RTFM and usability lab.
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If the land was used instead to support livestock, the yield would be much lower and the detrimental effects on the land would soon make it agriculturally unusable. "We do not believe that huge commercial agriculture projects that allow for the destruction of thousands of acres of forests and virgin lands are good development models.
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Jewers also said some of the cathedral's art and artifacts were damaged and Bishop Andrew Atagotaaluk called the building "unusable." Services are being held in the church hall.
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