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viability

[vahy-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌvaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
noun
1.
ability to live, especially under certain conditions:
The viability of a fetus outside the womb has increased dramatically with the advent of new technologies and procedures.
2.
the capacity to operate or be sustained:
The viability of the company was guaranteed by the success of its new product.
Related forms
nonviability, noun
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  • Mathematical modeling shows viability of a motorcycle that could run on compressed air.
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  • Climate, environment and location can limit or enhance the viability of a solar energy system.
  • The credibility and viability of science are not enhanced by such behavior.

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