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usability

(ūz″ă-bil′ĭt-ē)
A design characteristic pertaining to the ease with which people can employ tools and processes to perform goal-related tasks. Included in the characteristics are elements such as ease of learning, recall, satisfaction, and efficiency.
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USAble is creating a culture of giving and being one's best in every aspect of the professional and personal life.
In a test done in Europe of three lumber grades cut to slats for width and length, the highest grade lumber yielded 75% usable material with 25% waste; a medium grade yielded 70%; and a lower grade yielded just 60%.
The TII's tallies show the industry invested NT$80.34 billion in securities last year, accounting for 42.63% of the industry's total usable funds, down five percentage points from the preceding year.
Bottle deposit return programs are one option for the glass container industry to improve usable quantities of post-consumer glass.
According to the companies, the solution combines Sun's new "Thumper" Sun Fire X4500 data server powered by Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors with Greenplum's parallel distribution of PostgreSQL, Bizgres MPP, in a single appliance capable of scanning 1TB of data in 60 seconds and scalable to hundreds of terabytes of usable database capacity.
Usable for implants of 30 days or less, it is biocompatible, resistant to body fluids, and sterilizable with radiation, ethylene oxide, or dry heat.
The facility will serve as a testbed and showroom for diverse new technologies the company is bringing to the local market, including a plasma converter that turns all kinds of garbage, including industrial and pharmaceutical waste, into usable fuel.
PCD-tipped backdraft inserts, for mold and the applications, are available in 1/2" and 3/4" diameters, with both 1/32" and 1/16" corner radii and a usable leg length of approximately 1/8".
The holding company, Life & Specialty Ventures LLC, now contains 70% ownership of USAble Life and 100% ownership of Florida Combined Life Insurance Co.
DontCrush.com, a coalition of RAV4 EV drivers, former Honda EV+, GM EV1, and Ford Th!nk City lessees, and clean air and energy independence advocates, recently announced that Toyota agreed last week during a two-hour meeting with the group to stop crushing "salable, usable" RAV4 EVs.
He has led hundreds and of professional seminars and workshops, where he is recognized for his stimulating presentations, which themselves are designed to be useful, usable, and used.
He is concerned with the disparity between what one learns in schools and at college that is usable ("use value"), and the rewards one actually gets from one's education, which is based on the credential ("exchange value").