Meaning of sustainability in English:


Pronunciation /səˌsteɪnəˈbɪlɪti/

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mass noun
  • 1The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.

    ‘the sustainability of economic growth’
    • ‘schemes to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project’
    • ‘Healthy soil is identified as the first priority for long-term sustainability of food production.’
    • ‘Consultants questioned the long-term financial sustainability of the healthcare system.’
    • ‘There can be no fiscal sustainability without a return to economic growth.’
    • ‘We pursue economic sustainability through sound business principles.’
    • ‘Sustainability benefits clients, primarily by lowering operating costs.’
    1. 1.1Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.
      ‘the pursuit of global environmental sustainability’
      • ‘the ecological sustainability of the planet’
      • ‘People are concerned about the ecological sustainability of marine farming.’
      • ‘Investment in biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability is needed to maintain the country's international obligations.’
      • ‘Human harvesting of shellfish has raised concerns over ecosystem sustainability.’
      • ‘A major step towards ecological sustainability is to stop our incessant shopping.’
      • ‘Solar panels could be used on the new development as part of a drive towards environmental sustainability.’