Definitions for VIABLEˈvaɪ ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•a•bleˈvaɪ ə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of living.

  2. (of a fetus) sufficiently developed to be capable of living, under normal conditions, outside the uterus.

    Category: Physiology

  3. having the ability to grow or develop:

    a viable country; a viable seedling.

    Category: Botany, Common Vocabulary

  4. practicable; workable:

    a viable alternative.

  5. capable of winning elections:

    a viable political party.

Origin of viable:

1820–30; < F, =vie life (< L vīta) +-able -able


Princeton's WordNet

  1. feasible, executable, practicable, viable, workable(adj)

    capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

  2. viable(adj)

    capable of life or normal growth and development

    "viable seeds"; "a viable fetus"


  1. viable(Adjective)

    Able to live on its own (as for a newborn.)

  2. viable(Adjective)

    Able to be done, possible.

  3. viable(Adjective)

    In , able to live and develop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viable(adj)

    capable of living; born alive and with such form and development of organs as to be capable of living; -- said of a newborn, or a prematurely born, infant

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