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Definition of "nonviable" []

  • Not capable of living or developing: a nonviable fetus. (adjective)
  • Not workable or practicable: a nonviable idea. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nonviable" in a sentence
  • "It's remarkably easy to have a low infant-mortality rate when you claim that half of the dead babies you see were "nonviable" and don't count in the statistics."
  • "He was speaking after a person at Andes Petroleum Ecuador Ltd., owned by China Petrochemical Corp. and China National Petroleum Corp., said the October levy had made their business in the South American country "nonviable" and that the company may seek arbitration if a negotiated solution cannot be found."
  • "[11] The economic argument that an independent Palestinian state would be "nonviable" is a mysterious one."