viability

[ vahy-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌvaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun

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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