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viability

[ vahy-uh-bil-i-tee ]

noun

  1. 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.

  2. 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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  • nonvi·a·bili·ty noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of viability1

First recorded in 1820–30; vi(able) ( def ) + -ability ( def )

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Example Sentences

While much less of a worry in recent weeks with the rally in oil prices, investors still express concern around the long term viability of the current dividend level.

Working out the volcanic viability of Mars would be easier if we could take its internal temperature.

In good times for the arts, more of it gets dragged across the line of viability, where it is able to survive—where the artist can stick around and keep doing it—until it can be recognized.

With Skillz public, “the developers don’t have to worry about our financial viability, they can just look it up,” Paradise said.

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He said when it comes to business viability, for-profit nursing home operators focus too much on real estate and not enough on operations.

“I would advise any candidate to assess their viability and not just do a token run,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster.

Unlike a primary, caucuses for Democrats in Iowa have viability thresholds.

Variables like weather, azimuth, elevation, crude launchers, and rocket viability quickly add up.

That means none of us know what viability will look like in another five to ten years.

This means that fetal viability seems to be evolving with science.

If the viability of the pollen falls below 50% they consider it unsatisfactory.

It is possible that this lack of viability may be due to some soil deficiency such as insufficient lime or boron.

The small, brown, ovoid seeds retain their viability about three years.

I think this is because beechnuts, like chestnuts, must be handled with great care to retain their viability.

Most nut tree seed requires ideal storage conditions to preserve its germinating power or viability.

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