viable

Meaning(s)

1. something capable of working successfully

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Professional

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the project was/wasn't viable

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Something described as 'viable' is feasible, possible or capable of being used or working correctly. We can talk about 'viable plans' - plans that are likely to be successful, or something that is 'economically viable' or capable of making a profit. When we are talking about plants a 'viable seed' is one that is likely to produce a plant or to germinate. In biology, something 'viable' is able to live or thrive successfully. This is a technical term used more often in professional contexts.

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  1. In the end, Helen couldn't make an offer on the house that was for sale. The asking price simply wasn't financially viable for her.

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  1. The spokesperson released a statement acknowledging that there is a fault with the product, and assuring customers that experts were currently looking for a viable solution to the problem.
  2. Paul tasked Liam with creating a detailed report that would assess the viability of the project before he committed any resources towards it.

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