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[suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee] /səˌsteɪ nəˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed.
Environmental Science. the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance:
The committee is developing sustainability standards for products that use energy.
Origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for sustainability
  • These fish are great choices from a sustainability point of view because they eat mostly grain, not other fish.
  • The use of topsoil dramatizes the difference between temporary and indefinite sustainability.
  • Deforestation, a problem everywhere chocolate is grown, has made sustainability the word on everybody's lips.
  • As for an overall improvement in sustainability, a few tweaks in the system could make an enormous difference.
  • The right investments could help restore the nation's economic strength and environmental sustainability.
  • Perhaps the first step in achieving this lofty goal of sustainability really is the simple act of changing a bulb.
  • sustainability dashboards providing real-time information will become the norm.
  • Emphasis at his eco-lodge is on sustainability and authenticity.
  • Suggestions run the gamut, from obvious recycling to innovative strategies that encourage sustainability.
  • Ecotourism works to combine travel with educational opportunities on sustainability and conversation.

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