Meaning of viability in English:


Pronunciation /ˌvʌɪəˈbɪlɪti/

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mass noun
  • 1Ability to work successfully.

    ‘an interest in the long-term viability of British companies’
    • ‘studies to ensure the viability of the project’
    • ‘In 1836, the French writer Gautier sanctioned the enduring viability of allegory.’
    • ‘No one set about intentionally to destroy the ecological integrity, social responsibility, or economic viability of American agriculture.’
    • ‘Behind every transnational corporation there is a national base that depends on its local state to sustain its viability.’
    • ‘The rejection of these divestiture plans is a sign to many that the commission is looking harder at the viability of proposed fixes.’
    • ‘I have grave misgivings about the viability of this type of funding while copyright and patent laws remain in force.’
    1. 1.1Biology Ability to survive or live successfully.
      ‘pregnancy depends on the viability of the sperm and egg’
      • ‘the viability of maize pollen is related to its water content’
      • ‘This might be used to develop drugs to preserve the molecular transport system and thus the viability of brain cells otherwise lost in Alzheimer's.’
      • ‘Germination tests were performed to evaluate the possibility of a differential decline in seed viability between the treatments.’
      • ‘Depigmented wing patch size is a condition-dependent indicator of viability in male collared flycatchers.’
      • ‘In this species, male courtship drumming has been shown to be an honest indicator of heritable viability.’
      • ‘Next year the team will begin measuring the effectiveness of the four-year breeding program and the viability of reintroduced mussels.’