V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: the quality of being variable or expandable

Synonyms: expandability, variability, versatility

Antonyms: constraint

Tips: In business, scalability generally refers to the ability to grow a business, idea, or some type of infrastructure such as a computer network. The related word scalable is an adjective, meaning "expandable."

Usage Examples:

Our current network infrastructure doesn’t allow for the type of scalability we’re going to need in the future. (expandability)

Our new project plan will allow for some scalability should the clients make additional requests. (variability)

How scalable is this program? If we wanted to begin offering it around the world by next month, could we? (variable, expandable) adjective

I bought a computer with the potential for scalability, so that if I want to expand the memory and hard drive to have more space in the future, I can do so. (expandability)

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