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"sustainable" in British English

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sustainableadjective

uk   /səˈsteɪ.nə.bəl/ us   /səˈsteɪ.nə.bəl/
sustainability
noun [U] uk   /səˌsteɪ.nəˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us   /səˌsteɪ.nəˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
(Definition of sustainable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sustainable" in American English

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sustainableadjective

us   /səˈsteɪ·nə·bəl/
able to be maintained or continued: The growth momentum is likely to be sustainable into next year.
sustainability
noun [U] /səˌsteɪ·nəˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
We remain committed to ensuring sustainability of our social security system.
(Definition of sustainable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sustainable" in Business English

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sustainableadjective

uk   /səˈsteɪnəbl/ us  
able to continue at the same level for a period of time: Marketing plays a key role in a company's plan for sustainable business development.sustainable/growth/success/value The question of how to achieve long-term sustainable growth in shareholder value is re-emerging.
ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES using methods that do not harm the environment so that natural resources are still available in the future: The ethical brand donates 10% of profits to support sustainable development. sustainable communities/energy sources
(Definition of sustainable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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