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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.

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

    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. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin:

    Seema Verma conservative, data-driven approach to finding viable health care solutions is exactly what America needs.

  2. Shiro Sakamaki:

    Daihatsu could potentially offer Toyota a number of important lessons on how to effectively use suppliers to come up with a viable low-cost small car for markets like India.

  3. Ben Ritchie:

    We wouldn't be surprised to see capex guidance lowered again. However, we want the company to continue to focus on driving long-term growth, simply cancelling or deferring economically viable projects to hit a lower capex number doesn't make sense, especially when the company's balance sheet remains reasonably robust.

  4. Jennifer Palmieri:

    Right now, no one is fighting for their life, those who see themselves as more viable contenders can have some caution about picking a fight too early.

  5. James Scott:

    I see the impossible work being done by of my friends at the federal agencies, the Pentagon, NATO, Five Eyes and the intelligence community. They are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful and with a fraction of the budgets required to render a viable defense.

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