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English definition of “viable”

viable

adjective     /ˈvaɪəbl/
able to be done or likely to succeed: commercially/economically/financially viable Rising oil prices have made alternative energy sources more economically viable.a viable business/company/market The fund exists to provide finance to viable businesses that have been rejected by mainstream lenders. Home-working offers a viable solution to the work/family conflict. a viable alternative/option/proposition
(Definition of viable adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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