- ability to live, especially under certain conditions: The viability of a fetus outside the womb has increased dramatically with the advent of new technologies and procedures.
- the capacity to operate or be sustained: The viability of the company was guaranteed by the success of its new product.
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Examples from the Web for viability
“I would advise any candidate to assess their viability and not just do a token run,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster.Does Team Hillary Want a Democratic Challenge?
September 25, 2014
Unlike a primary, caucuses for Democrats in Iowa have viability thresholds.Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Likely To Flop Against Hillary In Iowa
May 16, 2014
That means none of us know what viability will look like in another five to ten years.
The Supreme Court sets that viability and it probably will be revisited.
But he also talked about the substance of the proposals and assessed their viability within the administration.Obama’s Defining Fight: How He Will Take On the NSA’s Surveillance State in 2014
December 31, 2013
Careful handling of the nuts is advisable to preserve their viability.Growing Nuts in the North
But it was found (Bridges and Sturtevant, 1914) that viability was so erratic that coefficients might mislead.
Competition among larv was found to be the chief factor in viability.
Its viability has always been very poor; in this respect it is one of the very poorest of the sex-linked characters.
Sodium chloride, in the absence of hypochlorites, was found to have no influence upon the viability of B. coli in water.Chlorination of Water