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"viability" in British English

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viabilitynoun [U]

uk   /ˌvaɪ.əˈbɪl.ə.ti/  us   /ˌvaɪ.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
ability to ​work as ​intended or to ​succeed: Rising ​costs are ​threatening the viability of many ​businesses.
specialized biology ability to ​continue to ​exist or ​develop as a ​living being: As the ​worldpopulation of Hawaiian ​geese has ​shrunk to very ​smallnumbers, the bird's ​continuing viability is in ​doubt.
(Definition of viability from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"viability" in Business English

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viabilitynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌvaɪəˈbɪləti/
the degree of chance that something will ​succeed: the viability of sth Her role was to ​assess the viability of ​investmentoptionsoverseas.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 ​powerplants is at ​risk.
(Definition of viability from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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