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Definition of viable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    viable

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈvaɪəbl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaɪəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1that can be done; that will be successful synonym feasible a viable option/proposition There is no viable alternative. to be commercially/politically/financially/economically viable If there was any delay then the rescue plan would cease to be viable.
  2. 2(biology) capable of developing and surviving independently viable organisms
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French, from vie ‘life’, from Latin vita.Extra examples It is only their investment that makes the project economically viable. None of the projects proved financially viable. a perfectly viable form of political organization I’m afraid that is just not a viable option. Once the company is commercially viable, we should be able to invest more. There is no viable alternative.
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