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Disposable definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISPOSABLE, a. [See Dispose.] Subject to disposal; not previously engaged or employed; free to be used or employed as occasion may require.
The whole disposable force consisted in a regiment of light infantry, and a troop of calvary.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: free or available for use or disposition; "every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire"; "disposable assets" [ant: nondisposable]
2: designed to be disposed of after use; "disposable paper cups" [ant: nondisposable] n
1: an item that can be disposed of after it has been used

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1643 1. subject to or available for disposal; specifically remaining to an individual after deduction of taxes and necessary living expenses <disposable income> 2. designed to be used once and then thrown away <disposable diapers> disposability noun II. noun Date: 1963 something that is disposable

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 intended to be used once and then thrown away (disposable nappies). 2 that can be got rid of, made over, or used. 3 (esp. of financial assets) at the owner's disposal. --n. a thing designed to be thrown away after one use. Phrases and idioms: disposable income income after tax etc. Derivatives: disposability n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Disposable Dis*pos"a*ble, a. [From Dispose.] Subject to disposal; free to be used or employed as occasion may require; not assigned to any service or use. The great of this kingdom . . . has easily afforded a disposable surplus. --Burke.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(disposables) 1. A disposable product is designed to be thrown away after it has been used. ...disposable nappies suitable for babies up to 8lb... ADJ: usu ADJ n Disposable products can be referred to as disposables. It's estimated that around 80 per cent of babies wear disposables. N-COUNT: usu pl 2. Your disposable income is the amount of income you have left after you have paid income tax and social security charges. Gerald had little disposable income... ADJ: ADJ n



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