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Definition of "viable" []

  • Capable of living, developing, or germinating under favorable conditions. (adjective)
  • Capable of living outside the uterus. Used of a fetus or newborn. (adjective)
  • Capable of success or continuing effectiveness; practicable: a viable plan; a viable national economy. See Synonyms at possible. (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 "viable" in a sentence
  • "In what they referred to as a viable inside attack possible on locks geared for office settings, someone could borrow a key and shave tiny bit of metal from the tip and it would no longer catch the iLoq reset hook."
  • "The Army said it made safe what it described as a viable improvised explosive device found under the private car."
  • "“When I was talking about knowing if my business is viable or not, through a profit-and-loss model, I was like ‘Wow, I didn’t even know the word viable before, and now I do,’ Whitley says."