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1. General: Characteristic of a resource that is committable, operable, or usable upon demand to perform its designated or required function. It is the aggregate of the resource's accessibility, reliability, maintainability, serviceability, and securability.
2. Computing: Percentage of time a computer system is available for use. Formula: Uptime x 100 รท (Uptime + Downtime).
3. Quality control: Ability of an item to perform its designated function, whenever required.

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If the availability of raw materials for a plant manufacturing a specific product cannot be determined, then the plant's buyer has a duty either to inform both the plant manager and company heads of the uncertainty or to commit more resources to determining the precise availability before he/she allows the production to begin.
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You must know what the availability of your supplies are so that if you run out you can get more quickly.
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The availability of the resource in the region was unlike any other location so we decided to build our warehouse there.
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