What does viable mean?

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ˈvaɪ ə bəlvi·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feasible, executable, practicable, viable, workableadjective

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

  2. viableadjective

    capable of life or normal growth and development

    "viable seeds"; "a viable fetus"


  1. viableadjective

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

  2. viableadjective

    Able to be done, possible.

  3. viableadjective

    In , able to live and develop.


  1. viable

    Viable refers to something that is capable of working or functioning successfully, feasible, practical, or achievable. In terms of biological context, it refers to the capability of living, developing, or germinating under favorable conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viableadjective

    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

  2. Etymology: [F., from vie life, L. vita. See Vital.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Viable

    vī′a-bl, adj. capable of living.—n. Viabil′ity. [Fr., through Low L.—L. vita, life.]

Editors Contribution

  1. viable

    Practical, logical and capable of being achieved.

    It iss a viable option as it iss intelligent, just and fair.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of viable in a Sentence

  1. Samson Ogbole:

    We're bringing in technology into agriculture so that the youth can actually see this as a viable option, we also want to ensure that food production is no longer seasonal, and we're also bringing in smart sensor technologies into agriculture so that you're able to get feedback from your plants.

  2. Mark Hutchinson:

    Vocation has overhauled its quality and compliance processes and it now has a viable ongoing business with a focused revenue stream.

  3. Jose Chlimper:

    They have to look at their community relations plans and win back the legitimacy that they lack today, we're going to support the effort of serious companies to make big projects viable, but the ones that have not acted properly will not have our support.

  4. Rajalingam Gunalan:

    Out of every 10 fishermen I have surveyed, 7 to 8 have been complaining of a drastic drop in their daily catch. Once this survey is completed, the government is planning to introduce aquaculture (freshwater fish farming) as a viable alternative livelihood for fishermen here.

  5. Bethany Mandel:

    They see what happened in San Francisco this week and know that the way they have been conducting business is no longer viable, they are grasping at straws, and this is the straw they have decided to grasp. They are painting all opposition as fascist and terrorizing. Americans over the course of the last two years have caught on like never before to this tactic. It is going to backfire in a big way.

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    A suffuse
    B fluster
    C flub
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