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"viable" in American English

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viableadjective

 us   /ˈvɑɪ·ə·bəl/
able to ​exist, ​perform as ​intended, or ​succeed: The ​company had to ​seek other ​ways to ​remain viable. He would be a viable ​candidate for any ​office he ​wanted to ​run for.
viability
noun [U]  us   /ˌvɑɪ·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
She’s going to have to ​cutcosts to ​maintain the viability of her ​business.
(Definition of viable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"viable" in British English

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viableadjective

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 ​reducestaffinglevels. I am ​afraidyourplan is not ​commercially/​economically/​financially/​politically viable. specialized biology able to ​continue to ​exist as or ​develop into a ​living being: There is a ​continuingdebate about the ​age at which a ​humanfoetus can be ​considered viable.

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viably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
(Definition of viable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"viable" in Business English

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viableadjective

uk   us   /ˈvaɪəbl/
able to be done or likely to ​succeed: commercially/economically/financially viable Rising ​oilprices have made alternative ​energysources more ​economically viable.a viable business/company/market The ​fund exists to ​providefinance to viable ​businesses that have been ​rejected by ​mainstreamlenders. Home-working ​offers a viable ​solution to the ​work/family ​conflict. a viable alternative/​option/​proposition
(Definition of viable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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