Definitions for viableˈvaɪ ə bəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vi•a•bleˈvaɪ ə bəl(adj.)
capable of living.
(of a fetus) sufficiently developed to be capable of living, under normal conditions, outside the uterus.
having the ability to grow or develop:
a viable country; a viable seedling.
Category: Botany, Common Vocabulary
a viable alternative.
capable of winning elections:
a viable political party.
Origin of viable:
1820–30; < F, =vie life (< L vīta) +-able -able
feasible, executable, practicable, viable, workable(adj)
capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
capable of life or normal growth and development
"viable seeds"; "a viable fetus"
Able to live on its own (as for a newborn.)
Able to be done, possible.
In , able to live and develop.
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