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English definition of “sustainability”

sustainability

noun [U]     /səˌsteɪnəˈbɪlɪti/ US   /-ətIi/
ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES the idea that goods and services should be produced in ways that do not use resources that cannot be replaced and that do not damage the environment : The successful coffee chain promotes sustainability within the coffee-growing regions .
the ability to continue at a particular level for a period of time : sustainability of sth Scepticism continues to exist about the sustainability of the economic recovery .
(Definition of sustainability noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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