refers to the presence of information in memory storage. Availability should be distinguished from access, since in some disorders, the person cannot access a stored memory, but it is still present.

AVAILABILITY: "Availability refers to the presence of data in memory."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AVAILABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/availability/ (accessed September 27, 2021).