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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

    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. Google News:

    People want access to quality news and creative content online, we've always said that more innovation and collaboration are the best way to achieve a sustainable future for the European news and creative sectors.

  2. Neal Walker:

    This is a country, unlike many crisis countries, where there really is potential for people to pick up and continue with their lives, the humanitarian situation could be addressed very quickly if we had a sustainable peace. But right now we need that humanitarian assistance.

  3. Zhou Lin:

    The rebound is the result of sharp share price falls previously, and the accumulative effect of government supportive measures, but it's too early to judge if the rally is sustainable, because there's still heavy selling pressure.

  4. Ian Nakamoto:

    There's a sense that the Fed won't increase rates tomorrow. We'll have to see if that's the case, if that's the mentality, then the U.S. dollar may come off a bit more and commodities may rally some more. I don't know how sustainable that is, but that seems to be what's going on currently.

  5. Luhut Pandjaitan:

    That way we could be more sustainable.

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