viable: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (vī'u-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. capable of living.
    1. physically fitted to live.
    2. (of a fetus) having reached such a stage of development as to be capable of living, under normal conditions, outside the uterus.
  2. able to live and grow.
  3. vivid; real; stimulating, as to the intellect, imagination, or senses: a period of history that few teachers can make viable for students.
  4. practicable; workable: a viable alternative.
  5. having the ability to grow, expand, develop, etc.: a new and viable country.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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