advisability advisability  /ˌæd ˌvaɪ zə ˈbɪ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being advisable

Usage(s):

  1. Over the next 10 years, says Tachikawa, JAXA will study the advisability of lunar exploration and figure out whether Japan should initiate its own manned program.
  2. Doumergue's valet pondered again the advisability of a corset.

News

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      1888 IT’S NEEDED — The Board of Freeholders met last week in Frenchtown to consider the advisability of erecting a new bridge near the National Hotel in the borough. After viewing the old bridge it was decided that the...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Hunterdon County Democrat

Quotes

  1. "Longstanding principles of law hold that an American corporation is entitled to rely on assurances of legality from officials responsible for government activities. The public officials in question might be right or wrong about the advisability or...
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: John Ashcroft Source: Raw Story

  2. In response to a letter from House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) requesting "views on the advisability of legislative action" to the repeal of don't ask don't tell before the Pentagon completes its review, Defense...
    on May 4, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: Washington Post (blog)

  3. In their letter last week to Mr. Mukasey, Mr. Leahy and Mr. Specter asked entirely legitimate questions: "Did Department officials or attorneys communicate views on the advisability or legality of destroying the tapes? What communication has the...
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: Washington Post

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