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"sustainable" in British English

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sustainableadjective

uk   us   /səˈsteɪ.nə.bl̩/
C1 able to ​continue over a ​period of ​time: That ​sort of ​extremediet is not sustainable over a ​longperiod.C1 causing little or no ​damage to the ​environment and ​thereforeable to ​continue for a ​longtime: A ​largeinternationalmeeting was ​held with the ​aim of ​promoting sustainable development in all ​countries.
sustainability
noun [U] uk   /-nəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-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 ​growthmomentum is ​likely to be sustainable into next ​year.
sustainability
noun [U]  /səˌsteɪ·nəˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
We ​remaincommitted to ​ensuring sustainability of ​oursocialsecuritysystem.
(Definition of sustainable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sustainable" in Business English

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sustainableadjective

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