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viability

noun [U] uk   /ˌvaɪ.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
ability to work as intended or to succeed: Rising costs are threatening the viability of many businesses. specialized biology ability to continue to exist or develop as a living being: As the world population of Hawaiian geese has shrunk to very small numbers, the bird's continuing viability is in doubt.
Translations of “viability”
in Korean 생존 능력…
in Arabic جَدوى…
in Portuguese viabilidade…
in Catalan viabilitat…
in Japanese (計画などの)実行の可能性…
in Italian possibilità di attuazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可以實施的, 可望成功的, 能生長發育的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可以实施的, 可望成功的, 能生长发育的…
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