Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “viability”

See all translations

viability

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌvaɪəˈbɪləti/
the degree of chance that something will succeed: the viability of sth Her role was to assess the viability of investment options overseas.commercial/economic/financial viability This year will serve as an important test of commercial viability for the new electric vehicles. future/longterm viability The longterm viability of the coal-fired power plants is at risk.
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…
(Definition of viability from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of viability?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “viability”

Definitions of “viability” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More