affordability etymology

English word affordability comes from English -ability, English afford

Detailed word origin of affordability

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ability English (eng) Forms a noun from a verb; ability, inclination or suitability for a specified function or condition.
afford English (eng) To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue.. To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish.. To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious;—with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.. To offer, [...]
affordability English (eng) The extent to which something is affordable, as measured by its cost relative to the amount that the purchaser is able to pay.

Words with the same origin as affordability

Descendants of -ability
arguability axiomatizability believability deniability dependability desirability distinguishable excitability hurtability likeability liquidability listenability maneuverability mistakability pluralizability predictability realizability rechargeability refundability respectability substitutability suitability surveyability survivability sustainability