Definition of 'usable'
Example sentences containing 'usable'
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It found a way to make its past usable while adjusting to current business needs. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)It begins to make that past usable. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)Straight hydrogen and electric are going to get more usable but are still a bit limited. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Can you increase usable space by taking out a wall? Christianity Today (2000)It is how we redefine our relation to the past in such a way as to make the past usable. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)We can make the past usable - if only we will. The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)Mobile phone connections were more prone to pauses, but were still usable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is because 50 per cent of its height may not have usable floor space. The Sun (2016)Under the lavish mat of dog hair, it turned out there was a perfectly usable layout. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I want to convert them into usable space. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The airport was still usable, and the first flights of what will be a massive rescue operation were arriving last night. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some, such as gas and oil, need processing to convert them into readily usable energy. Technology Basic Facts (1990)We think citizens can make sure themselves if, for instance, rice is still usable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But in fact it's highly usable - keys and all. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Companies and universities once given unlimited budgets to push the boundaries of robotics are being told to come up with something usable, commercial and fast. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But overgrown wildlife havens do not make for great usable city spaces; it's all down to getting the balance right. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But this is not usable space so it's better to box it off, have an opening for storage and then use it for that. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'usable'
British English: usable ADJECTIVE
If something is usable, it is in a good enough state or condition to be used.
It's been reported that no usable fingerprints were found at the scene.
Definition of usable from the Collins English Dictionary
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