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Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good.
Clement Mok

Meaning of "usable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF USABLE

usable  [ˈjuːzəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF USABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Usable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES USABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

usable

Usability

Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object. The object of use can be a software application, website, book, tool, machine, process, or anything a human interacts with. A usability study may be conducted as a primary job function by a usability analyst or as a secondary job function by designers, technical writers, marketing personnel, and others. It is widely used in consumer electronics, communication, and knowledge transfer objects and mechanical objects such as a door handle or a hammer. Usability includes methods of measuring usability, such as needs analysis and the study of the principles behind an object's perceived efficiency or elegance. In human-computer interaction and computer science, usability studies the elegance and clarity with which the interaction with a computer program or a web site is designed. Usability differs from user satisfaction and user experience because usability also considers usefulness.

Definition of usable in the English dictionary

The definition of usable in the dictionary is able to be used.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH USABLE


abusable
əˈbjuːzəbəl
accusable
əˈkjuːzəbəl
amusable
əˈmjuːzəbəl
confusable
kənˈfjuːzəbəl
fusible
ˈfjuːzəbəl
inexcusable
ˌɪnɪkˈskjuːzəbəl
infusible
ɪnˈfjuːzəbəl
irrecusable
ˌɪrɪˈkjuːzəbəl
losable
ˈluːzəbəl
nondiffusible
ˌnɒndɪˈfjuːzəbəl
nonreusable
ˌnɒnˌriːˈjuːzəbəl
perusable
pəˈruːzəbəl
refusable
rɪˈfjuːzəbəl
reusable
riːˈjuːzəbəl
transfusable
trænsˈfjuːzəbəl
unaccusable
ˌʌnəˈkjuːzəbəl
unamusable
ˌʌnəˈmjuːzəbəl
unlosable
ʌnˈluːzəbəl
unusable
ʌnˈjuːzəbəl
useable
ˈjuːzəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE USABLE

us
USA
usability
usableness
usably
USAF
usage
usager
usance
USB
USB drive
USB key
USB port
USCG
USDA
USDAW
USDI
use
use up
use-by date

WORDS THAT END LIKE USABLE

able
addressable
advisable
closable
collapsable
conversable
decomposable
disable
disposable
focusable
indispensable
kissable
licensable
passable
processable
realisable
releasable
sable
unrecognisable
unsurpassable
utilisable

Synonyms and antonyms of usable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «USABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «usable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of usable

Translation of «usable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF USABLE

Find out the translation of usable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of usable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «usable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

能用的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

utilizable
570 millions of speakers

English

usable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रयोग करने योग्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صالحة للاستعمال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

использовать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

utilizável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপভোগ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

utilisable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Boleh digunakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

brauchbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

使用可能の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쓸모 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bisa dipigunakaké
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có thể sử dụng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயன்படுத்தத்தக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपयोग करण्यायोग्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kullanılabilir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

utilizzabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

użytkowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

використовувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

utilizabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπορούν να χρησιμοποιηθούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bruikbare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

användbar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bruk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of usable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «USABLE»

The term «usable» is very widely used and occupies the 16.400 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «USABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about usable

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10 QUOTES WITH «USABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word usable.
1
Kenneth Burke
Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles can be shown to have usable secular analogues that throw light upon the nature of language.
2
Peter Diamandis
We live in a world bathed in 5,000 times more energy than we consume as a species in the year, in the form of solar energy. It's just not in usable form yet.
3
Darell Hammond
In neighborhoods without a usable park or playground, the incidence of childhood obesity increases by 29 percent.
4
Sarah Harrison
The concept of preserving history, collating full archives, making them as usable as possible so the public have access to them, I really feel that it allows the public an ability to engage with their own history.
5
Vance Havner
Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, 'Shake well before using.' That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
6
Clement Mok
Design, in its broadest sense, is the enabler of the digital era - it's a process that creates order out of chaos, that renders technology usable to business. Design means being good, not just looking good.
7
Ferdinand Mount
No constitution is or can be perfectly symmetrical, what it can and must be is generally accepted as both fair and usable.
8
Jimmy Reid
Robert Burns enriched Scottish song with his genius and is mainly responsible for the rich treasure house of song that we enjoy today. He collected folk songs, retained the melodic line, kept what words were usable and rewrote the rest. He didn't claim ownership.
9
Lord Robertson
Well, if the NATO countries don't make more of their troops usable and don't get the equipment to get them fast where the action is, then the organisation will suffer and will increasingly become irrelevant.
10
Patrick Soon-Shiong
I have an obligation to use what I know to try to bring real, usable medical science to every doctor and bedside and patient.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «USABLE»

Discover the use of usable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to usable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design
In a complex world, products that are easy to use win favor with consumers. This is the first book on the topic of simplicity aimed specifically at interaction designers.
Giles Colborne, 2010
2
Usable Knowledge: Social Science and Social Problem Solving
An agenda of basic questions about the impact of social science and research on real life problems. How social scientists are often crippled by a misunderstanding of their own trade.
Charles Edward Lindblom, David K. Cohen, 1979
3
Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better
Forms that make you start over if you miss a field? Nonsensical error messages? You're not alone! This book helps you simply get it right the first time (or fix what's broken).
Eric Reiss, 2012
4
The Usable Past: Greek Metahistories
In this volume, scholars of history, archaeology and anthropology explore the located and contextual nature of historical narratives.
Keith S. Brown, Yannis Hamilakis, 2003
5
Designing Usable Electronic Text: Ergonomic Aspects Of Human ...
The book is a revision of the successful First Edition with a new emphasis on the Web and hypertext design and their impacts.
Andrew Dillon, 2004
6
A Usable Past: Essays in European Cultural History
The essays assembled here represent forty years of reflection about the European cultural past by an eminent historian.
William James Bouwsma, 1990
7
Toward a Usable Past: Liberty Under State Constitutions
In this book, major scholars and legal practitioners discuss state protections of civil liberty, and ponder the contemporary implications of the state record.
Paul Finkelman, Stephen E. Gottlieb, 2009
8
Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories
It helps you create information that is easy to find and understand. In "Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories," Donna Spencer shows you how to plan and run a card sort, analyze the results, and apply the outcomes to your projects.
Donna Spencer, 2009
9
The Usable Past: The Imagination of History in Recent ...
A comparative study of Latin American and North American fiction.
Lois Parkinson Zamora, 1997
10
Usable Social Science
"This book is an ambitious project to provide the public with a review of the available and practicable knowledge for decision-making people (and who is not that today?) that the social sciences have produced over the last 250 years or so.
Neil J. Smelser, John Shepard Reed, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «USABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term usable is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Wyoming officials want expanded usable storage at Fontenelle
Wyoming officials are pushing to increase the usable water storage capacity at Fontenelle Reservoir on the Green River in the southwestern part of the state. «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Sirikit dam down to 6.84% of usable capacity
Residents of Uttaradit have been warned to drastically limit their use of water or face restrictions as the Sirikit dam reservoir drops to just 6.84% of usable ... «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
3
ISRO to test re-usable satellite launch vehicle in September
In a major technology demonstration ultimately aimed at cutting down the cost of satellite launches to one-tenth the present rates, the Indian Space Research ... «The Hindu, Jun 15»
4
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua offers just 1.2GB usable storage
SONY has 'done a Microsoft' by offering buyers of the Xperia M4 Aqua just 1.2GB of usable storage. Microsoft found itself in a spot of bother a while back when it ... «Inquirer, Jun 15»
5
Airbus unveils 'Adeline' re-usable rocket concept
Airbus, which leads the production of Europe's Ariane rocket, has developed a concept that could make future vehicles partially re-usable. Code-named ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
6
A Case for Accessible, Usable and Universal Design for Learning
It is my hope that any resulting changes being considered and implemented on campus and beyond provide us with an opportunity to discuss not only disability ... «Inside Higher Ed, Jun 15»
7
The Android M Preview makes for a surprisingly usable daily driver
Late last week, I fired my up Mac's Terminal, pecked out a few half-remembered commands, looked them up, typed them out more slowly and that was that. «Engadget, Jun 15»
8
Meet the guy trying to turn emoji into a legitimate, usable language
Unless you text with me frequently, the “sentence” above probably makes no sense. That's because — while many of us tap out these symbols to our family and ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
9
Turning Energy Plants Produce Into Usable Electricity
It may sound like an idea dreamed up at Woodstock with the help of some mind-altering substances, but researchers are finding ways to tap into the power of ... «Smithsonian, Apr 15»
10
Try It Before You Buy It: Stretch and Fresh Re-Usable Food Wraps
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-- Stretch and Fresh are the re-usable food wraps that are supposed to stretch to fit any shaped container and lock in freshness. They're ... «WZZM, Apr 15»

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