1 capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are [syn: feasible, executable, practicable, workable]
2 capable of life or normal growth and development; "viable seeds"; "a viable fetus"
- Rhymes: -aɪəbəl
- Able to live on its own (as for a newborn.)
- Able to be done, possible.
able to live on its own
Viability means in general "capacity for survival" and is more specifically used to mean a capacity for living, developing, or germinating under favorable conditions. The word is especially used in the following contexts:
- viability in pregnancy refers to either:
- viability in environmental conservation indicates the ability of a conservation target to persist for many generations or over long time periods.
- viability of cells and tissues in experimental biology refers to the extent to which those cells and tissues are living.
- viability in natural selection denotes the fraction of individuals that survive to a given age.
- viability in economic development indicates the ability of benefits to cover costs in development projects.
viable in Modern Greek (1453-): Βιωσιμότητα
viable in French: Viabilité
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