unviable


unviable

adjective

  1. capable of living.
  2. Physiology.
    1. physically fitted to live.
    2. (of a fetus) having reached such a stage of development as to be capable of living, under normal conditions, outside the uterus.
  3. Botany. able to live and grow.
  4. vivid; real; stimulating, as to the intellect, imagination, or senses: a period of history that few teachers can make viable for students.
  5. practicable; workable: a viable alternative.
  6. having the ability to grow, expand, develop, etc.: a new and viable country.

adjective

  1. not capable of succeeding, esp financiallythe pit had proved economically unviable

adjective

  1. capable of becoming actual, useful, etc; practicablea viable proposition
  2. (of seeds, eggs, etc) capable of normal growth and development
  3. (of a fetus) having reached a stage of development at which further development can occur independently of the mother

adj.1828, from French viable “capable of life” (1530s), from vie “life” (from Latin vita “life;” see vital) + -able. Originally of newborn infants; generalized sense is first recorded 1848. Related: Viably; viability. adj.

  1. Capable of living, developing, or germinating under favorable conditions.
  2. Capable of living outside the uterus. Used of a fetus or newborn.

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