What does Sustainability mean?

Definitions for Sustainability

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sustainability(noun)

    the property of being sustainable


  1. sustainability(Noun)

    the ability to sustain something

  2. sustainability(Noun)

    a means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals for future generations


  1. Sustainability

    Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. For humans, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which has ecological, economic, political and cultural dimensions. Sustainability requires the reconciliation of environmental, social equity and economic demands - also referred to as the "three pillars" of sustainability or. Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival and flourishing of humans and other organisms. There are a number of major ways of reducing negative human impact. The first of these is environmental management. This approach is based largely on information gained from earth science, environmental science and conservation biology. The second approach is management of human consumption of resources, which is based largely on information gained from economics. A third more recent approach adds cultural and political concerns into the sustainability matrix. Sustainability interfaces with economics through the social and environmental consequences of economic activity. Sustainability economics involves ecological economics where social aspects including cultural, health-related and monetary/financial aspects are integrated. Moving towards sustainability is also a social challenge that entails international and national law, urban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism. Ways of living more sustainably can take many forms from reorganising living conditions, reappraising economic sectors, or work practices, using science to develop new technologies, to adjustments in individual lifestyles that conserve natural resources.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sustainability

    The ability to maintain the necessary level and duration of operational activity to achieve military objectives. Sustainability is a function of providing for and maintaining those levels of ready forces, materiel, and consumables necessary to support military effort. See also readiness.

  2. sustainability

    See military capability.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sustainability in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sustainability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Millan Mulraine:

    This report will go some way in providing further confirmation about the sustainability of the current economic recovery.

  2. Liu Ligang:

    (The sustainability of this rally) depends on whether all these proposed reform measures can be rolled out, then we can see if this is just a flash or the beginning of a bull market.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Heroes of 21st Century, in my honest view, are those who will fight injustice, poverty and racism, improve the quality of life for humans and animals alike, and most importantly, incorporate more sustainability in our daily lives everyday.

  4. Ulrich Eichhorn:

    The German auto industry for Germany is the key industry, the key innovator, alternative drive systems are very important for us because they dictate how well the cars function, how their sustainability and environmental acceptability are and of course how well they sell.

  5. Ivy Ng:

    They can sell, but the impact on their earnings is the loss in (sustainability) premiums of CPO sales, we see minimal impact on Felda's share price and earnings, because we expect them to use this opportunity to improve on the sustainability process and get themselves certified again.

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