Definition of 'viable'

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But the rebels are determined to press ahead and are said to be confident of persuading enough clubs to make it viable. The Sun (2016)This may involve paying an excess charge, so may not be commercially viable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It might be unpalatable to insist on smaller families but perhaps to limit the number of cars per household would be a viable alternative. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Second, by finding commercially viable reuse models for 20 per cent of plastic packaging. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is not free cash and the businesses we lend to still need to be viable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Whether that well is commercially viable has yet to be determined. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The answer will make an enormous difference to whether you have a viable business proposition. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was a viable alternative after all. Kowalski, Robert E The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)They struggled initially to make it viable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If farming is to make sense it has to be a viable business. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One is that no one has yet built a commercially viable breeder reactor. Oliver Morton Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)Maintaining it is not a viable proposition. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That way you have a safety net until you are confident that your alternative career is viable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is insufficient traffic to make this financially viable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Legacy officials have stressed that they do not need football to make the stadium commercially viable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Flying drones seem a more viable proposition. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have spent the past month preparing a detailed plan to take control and keep it going as a viable business. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This has helped turn Korean mainstream pop into a financial viable phenomenon. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The tariff can then be removed, leaving behind a viable and competitive industry. Pass, Christopher, Lowes, Bryan Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)If you want airlines to invest in new technology, you need to have an economically viable industry first. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I am assured by advisers that the company is still viable but is going through a serious restructuring. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Law claims the process his company uses removes this limitation, making the industry viable almost anywhere in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The company was not viable,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Cardiff centre made a huge blunder three years ago when a couple's last viable embryo was placed in the wrong woman. The Sun (2010)

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Translations for 'viable'

British English: viable ADJECTIVE
Something that is viable is capable of doing what it is intended to do.
Cash alone will not make the region's banks viable.


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