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viable

vi·a·ble

viable

 
 
pronunciation:
vaI bl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of germinating, growing, or developing, as a living organism or social organization.
Many of the seeds were not viable, and we didn't get as many plants as we had hoped.
definition 2: capable of sustaining life and developing as a fetus outside the womb.
definition 3: capable of being put into effect; practicable.
We rejected a number of ideas before we came up with a viable strategy.
antonyms:
dead, impracticable
similar words:
practicable
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derivation: viability (n.)
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