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.
the capacity to operate or be sustained: The viability of the company was guaranteed by the success of its new product.

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viable (ˈvaɪəbəl)
1.  capable of becoming actual, useful, etc; practicable: a viable proposition
2.  (of seeds, eggs, etc) capable of normal growth and development
3.  (of a fetus) having reached a stage of development at which further development can occur independently of the mother
[C19: from French, from vie life, from Latin vīta]

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Example sentences
It is too early to draw any conclusions about their viability.
The market for college presidents does not approach this level of viability.
Such fees will help ensure the long term economic viability of the center,
  planners say.
Mathematical modeling shows viability of a motorcycle that could run on
  compressed air.
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