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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sustainableadjective

    capable of being sustained


  1. sustainableadjective

    Able to be sustained.

  2. sustainableadjective

    Able to be sustained for an indefinite period without damaging the environment, or without depleting a resource; renewable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sustainableadjective

    capable of being sustained or maintained; as, the action is not sustainable

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. soutenable, OF. soustenable.]

Editors Contribution

  1. sustainable

    A moderate and accurate amount, number or kind, responsible, respectful and always considers the effect on animals, human beings, a supply network, the environment and the planet.

    They have sustainable development goals to achieve and know they are easily achieved.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  
  2. sustainable

    Prudent, intelligent, innovative, wise, respectful and responsible use of resources within a business, company, enterprise, organization, household or form of unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, unity house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government and international unity government and the accurate use of budgets, goals, law, legislation, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, rules, strategy, structures, systems, vision, treaties, eligibility criteria, employees, expenditure, funding, guidelines, income, IT system, liquidity, management, policies, resources, technologies, review systems, quality management systems, specific improvement, change and evolution.

    Sustainable change is wise, intelligent and responsible.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sustainable in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sustainable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sustainable in a Sentence

  1. Kushil Gunasekera:

    Five years down the line, I want to see this expanding to 20 (locations) and the foundation becoming self-sustainable.

  2. Sanjeev Dutta:

    We track right from responsible sourcing to sustainable development, things like human rights etc., we demand export certificates.

  3. Ryutaro Mori:

    As far as we know, Japan as a whole is currently behind other countries in developing flying cars, however, we believe what matters more is who will provide the greatest value and build a sustainable business in the long term -- rather than' getting there first'.

  4. Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver:

    The euro area is confronting flat growth and deflation. Beyond Europe, the growth rates of key emerging economies -- China and India -- are losing steam, geopolitical crises -- in Ukraine, Iraq, and Syria -- pose serious risks, complicating the recovery ... And though America is carrying the world economy at the moment, that is simply not sustainable.

  5. Darren Huston:

    Everything goes through a lifecycle. The real question is what’s the sustainable business model for these companies. A real business is up to the cash flow you make, and if there’s no model at the end of the day, things will fall out. A lot of ideas do come through that [unicorn] space, but eventually, every one of these companies has to grow up.” Darren Huston on the fate of ridesharing “unicorns” Uber and Blablacar.

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