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viable

adjective uk   us   /ˈvaɪ.ə.bl̩/
C2 able to work as intended or able to succeed: In order to make the company viable, it will unfortunately be necessary to reduce staffing levels. I am afraid your plan is not commercially/economically/financially/politically viable. specialized biology able to continue to exist as or develop into a living being: There is a continuing debate about the age at which a human foetus can be considered viable.
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adverb uk   us   /-bli/
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