If something is affordable, most people have enough money to buy it.

...the availability of affordable housing...

The company makes wearable, beautifully cut clothes at affordable prices

Derived words:
affordability [[t]əfɔ͟ː(r)dəbɪ̱lɪti[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

...research into homelessness and housing affordability.

...the affordability of highly sophisticated weapons.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • affordable — UK US /əˈfɔːdəbl/ adjective ► not expensive: »They are meeting consumer demand for fashionable products at affordable prices. » affordable homes. keep sth/make sth affordable »The Prius is heavily subsidised by Toyota to keep it affordable.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Affordable — Af*ford a*ble, a. That may be afforded. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affordable — (adj.) 1866, from AFFORD (Cf. afford) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Affordability; affordably …   Etymology dictionary

  • affordable — af|ford|a|ble [ ə fɔrdəbl ] adjective inexpensive enough for ordinary people to afford: affordable housing/childcare concert seats at affordable prices …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • affordable — UK [əˈfɔː(r)dəb(ə)l] / US [əˈfɔrdəb(ə)l] adjective cheap enough for ordinary people to afford affordable childcare concert seats at affordable prices Derived word: affordability UK [əˌfɔː(r)dəˈbɪlətɪ] / US [əˌfɔrdəˈbɪlətɪ] uncountable …   English dictionary

  • affordable — affordability, n. affordably, adv. /euh fawr deuh beuhl/, adj. 1. that can be afforded; believed to be within one s financial means: attractive new cars at affordable prices. n. 2. Usually, affordables. items, expenses, etc., that one can afford …   Universalium

  • affordable — adj. Affordable is used with these nouns: ↑home, ↑housing, ↑luxury, ↑price, ↑rent …   Collocations dictionary

  • affordable —    cheap    Used of household equipment and of small and often skimpy houses built for the poor:     The associations took over from the councils as the main providers of social housing in 1988, with the intention of providing affordable… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • affordable — [əˈfɔːdəb(ə)l] adj cheap enough for ordinary people to afford a shortage of affordable housing[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • affordable — afford ► VERB 1) (can/could afford) have sufficient money, time, or means for. 2) provide (an opportunity or facility). DERIVATIVES affordability noun affordable adjective. ORIGIN Old English, «promote, perform»; related to FORTH(Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

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