[ UK /jˈuːzəbə‍l/ ]
  1. convenient for use or disposal
    the house is available after July 1
    2000 square feet of usable office space
  2. fit or ready for use or service
    the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    an operational aircraft
    the dishwasher is now in working order
    the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
  3. capable of being put to use
    usable byproducts
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How To Use useable In A Sentence

  • Jews bury old and tattered Torah scrolls when they are no longer useable or repairable. Jon M. Sweeney: How To Properly Dispose Of Unwanted Holy Books
  • The maltase secreted in the intestines, then convert this maltose into a more ready useable sugar glucose, or the glucose could also be stored in the liver for future use.
  • There is an oil-fired central heating system and some useable wiring in place, but a thorough overhaul of all services is necessary.
  • This cup, alas, is unuseable, because it has a longitudinal crack inside. Kater’s Art » Blog Archive » Celadon Bird Cup
  • Several presenters observed that the reward structure of universities is hostile to high quality research that might affect policy or practice: "useable research is probably not tenurable research. Gerald Bracey: Of Educational Research and Other Glacial Activities
  • There was a problem with my photo which kept coming out blurry apparently and, though blurry is probably safer for the nation, Phil Davis eventually persuaded me to submit something useable. 45 entries from March 2008
  • Can the applicant be expected to know in advance what the benefits of his research will be, or if there will be a useable product?
  • In some ways it was a strangely unproductive night, I only got six or seven photos out of the two and a bit hours of work, but thankfully all of them should be useable by the charity.
  • They are also useable in contemporary public life in four distinct ways.
  • It can be quite easy to store data in an unstructured way, but then it's still just raw data, and not necessarily useable information.
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