What does viable mean?

Definitions for viable
ˈvaɪ ə bəlvi·able

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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

    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 able to be achieved.

    It was a viable option as it was 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. Johnny Amaral:

    The system is completely choked, the overarching problem creating the water shortages are the layers and layers of laws like these and for the last few years it has been easy for the government to blame the drought. The tunnels are not an economically viable project and they would not be needed if we used common sense. The government has spent the last decade flushing water out with the intention of saving fish, but they are no better than they were.

  2. Chief Executive Trevor Fetter:

    It is important for us to do everything to make sure the exchanges are viable and successful, and that consumers perceive value and choice in the exchanges.

  3. Yun Zhang:

    Our scenario offers an attractive and viable alternative to the widely publicized alien space ship proposition.

  4. Danny Danon:

    The majority of Israelis have realized there is no viable partner.

  5. Michael Bowers:

    Over 4 million Syrians are now registered refugees in other countries, over half of those are children. As 2015 draws to a close, protection and humanitarian aid in Syria have reached a record high, and in the absence of a viable peace, the situation is expected to deteriorate and require even more sustained humanitarian support in the coming year.

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