Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being viable; capability of living; specifically, capability in the fetus of continued existence after removal from the womb. The necessary condition of viability is that the vital organs shall be sufficiently well formed to be able to perform their functions, a state reached when the fetus has attained the age of about seven months.
- n. In natural history, the ability to live in certain conditions of environment, climatic, geographical, etc.: as, the viability of fish in the water; the viability of an imported plant or animal in a country.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being viable.
- n. (Law) The capacity of living after birth.
- n. The capacity of living, or being distributed, over wide geographical limits.
- n. (of living things) capable of normal growth and development
- n. capable of being done in a practical and useful way
- viable + -ity (Wiktionary)
“The other candidates including John Edwards don't appear to have received what they call viability, 15 percent of the 164 people who have gathered in this one caucus.”
“Losing Orton is about losing long-term viability, which is why I like John's question so much last night.”
“This is part of the political trade-off and this is usually equated with what we call the viability of social peace and political concord," Charles Chartouni of Georgetown University told Al Jazeera.”
“One of the biggest risks to Hovnanian's long-term viability is the company's dwindling cash supply.”
“Mike Huckabee's political viability is coming to an end.”
“Elsewhere, shares of Singapore Airlines slipped 0.4% as investors digested the carrier's plan to establish a long-haul no frills airline, even though some analysts were optimistic on its long-term viability.”
“With traditional pension plans being phased out and concerns mounting over the long-term viability of Social Security, Americans increasingly view 401k accounts as crucial.”
“It's good to know that's a platform that has some long term viability to it," said Mr. Cervone, who sees "no reason to switch at this point in time" from H-P.”
“More important for its long-term viability, though, is that it's twice as fun.”
“Good employees are still prized: Many U.S. companies that cut 401k matching contributions during the recession are starting to restore them, or a slimmed-down version of them, to reward and retain staff amid the decline of traditional pension plans and mounting concern over the long-term viability of Social Security.”
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