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The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states.
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Meaning of "sustainable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUSTAINABLE

sustainable  [səˈsteɪnəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUSTAINABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sustainable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sustainable

Sustainability

In ecology, sustainability is how biological systems remain diverse and productive. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. In more general terms, sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes. The organizing principle for sustainability is sustainable development, which includes the four interconnected domains: ecology, economics, politics and culture. Sustainability science is the study of sustainable development and environmental science. Healthy ecosystems and environments are necessary to the survival of humans and other organisms. Ways of reducing negative human impact are environmentally-friendly chemical engineering, environmental resources management and environmental protection. Information is gained from green chemistry, earth science, environmental science and conservation biology. Ecological economics studies the fields of academic research that aim to address human economies and natural ecosystems. Moving towards sustainability is also a social challenge that entails international and national law, urban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism.

Definition of sustainable in the English dictionary

The first definition of sustainable in the dictionary is capable of being sustained. Other definition of sustainable is capable of being maintained at a steady level without exhausting natural resources or causing severe ecological damage. Sustainable is also non-inflationary.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUSTAINABLE


attainable
əˈteɪnəbəl
containable
kənˈteɪnəbəl
distrainable
dɪsˈtreɪnəbəl
gainable
ˈɡeɪnəbəl
inexplainable
ˌɪnɪkˈspleɪnəbəl
irrestrainable
ˌɪrɪˈstreɪnəbəl
maintainable
meɪnˈteɪnəbəl
obtainable
əbˈteɪnəbəl
ordainable
ɔːˈdeɪnəbəl
restrainable
rɪˈstreɪnəbəl
retainable
rɪˈteɪnəbəl
stainable
ˈsteɪnəbəl
trainable
ˈtreɪnəbəl
unascertainable
ˌʌnæsəˈteɪnəbəl
unattainable
ˌʌnəˈteɪnəbəl
uncontainable
ˌʌnkənˈteɪnəbəl
unexplainable
ˌʌnɪkˈspleɪnəbəl
unmaintainable
ˌʌnmeɪnˈteɪnəbəl
unobtainable
ˌʌnəbˈteɪnəbəl
unrestrainable
ˌʌnrɪˈstreɪnəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUSTAINABLE

sustain
sustainability
sustainable development
sustainably
sustained
sustained-release
sustainedly
sustainer
sustaining
sustaining pedal
sustaining program
sustainingly
sustainment
sustenance
sustentacula
sustentacular
sustentaculum
sustentate
sustentation
sustentation fund

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUSTAINABLE

able
abominable
actionable
amenable
assignable
enable
explainable
fashionable
fissionable
imaginable
interminable
objectionable
personable
questionable
reasonable
returnable
tunable
unable
unimaginable
unreasonable
unsustainable

Synonyms and antonyms of sustainable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sustainable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUSTAINABLE

Find out the translation of sustainable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sustainable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sustainable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可持续的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sostenible
570 millions of speakers

English

sustainable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्थायी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مستدامة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

устойчивое
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sustentável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেকসই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

durable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mampan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nachhaltig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

持続可能な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

환경 파괴 없이 지속 가능한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sustainable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bền vững
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शाश्वत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sürdürülebilir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sostenibile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zrównoważony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стійке
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

durabilă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βιώσιμης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

volhoubare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hållbar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bærekraftig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sustainable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUSTAINABLE»

The term «sustainable» is very widely used and occupies the 6.693 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUSTAINABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sustainable

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUSTAINABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sustainable.
1
Anil Agarwal
Environmental activism against the resource industry is widespread all over the world, but at the same time we have to realise that these are basic materials on which civilisation depends. We need to tap natural resources in a sustainable manner.
2
Suzy Amis
I know quite a few eco designers who build dresses out of old couture gowns. They disassemble, 'upcycle,' and reuse them in extraordinary ways. To me, that's a sustainable way of doing things.
3
Suzy Amis
When 'Avatar' came out, we were out non-stop for a year and a half doing red carpet events. I had a stylist who helped me, but it was really hard, and we couldn't find many sustainable dresses.
4
Alan Autry
The key to truly rebuilding our central city on a vital and sustainable foundation is people.
5
Abdallah II of Jordan
In our view, successful reform is not an event. It is a sustainable process that will build on its own successes - a virtuous cycle of change.
6
Dan Barber
People complain that cities don't have fresh, sustainable food, but it's just not true.
7
Courtney Barnett
I never planned to be a professional artist - I just want to be a sustainable artist. I guess they're the same thing if you look at them from a different angle.
8
Ed Begley, Jr.
For decades, community colleges have been the backbone of American workforce training. Because they are nimble and closely attuned to local community needs, they are inherently positioned to be influential leaders of the movement for a sustainable economy.
9
Omar Bongo
The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states.
10
Gro Harlem Brundtland
A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUSTAINABLE»

Discover the use of sustainable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sustainable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development
They are must reading for planning professionals and all concerned citizens." --John Ormsbee Simonds, FASLA. "More designers need to broaden their horizons in the way John Lyle has put forth in this book.
John Tillman Lyle, 1996
2
Sustainable Strategic Management
This volume has been specifically written as a supplement to traditional graduate and undergraduate management texts. It fills the need for a strategies text that gives full attention to sustainability and environmental protection.
W. Edward Stead, Jean Garner Stead, Mark Starik, 2004
3
An Introduction to Sustainable Development
There is no description available at this time.
Peter P. Rogers, Kazi F. Jalal, John A. Boyd, 2008
4
The Power of Sustainable Thinking: How to Create a Positive ...
The future will be powered by sustainable thinking in business, organizations, governments and everyday life. This revolutionary book tackles climate change, sustainability and life success by starting with your mind.
Bob Doppelt, 2008
5
Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green ...
This enormously influential book helped to spur a movement that has taken root around the U.S. and throughout the world.
J. William Thompson, Kim Sorvig, 2007
6
Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building
"Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building offers an introduction to green building concepts as well as design approaches that reduce and can eventually eliminate the need for fossil fuel use in buildings while also ...
Marian Keeler, Bill Burke, 2009
7
Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and ...
This book provides a practical guide to the ways in which designers are creating fashion with less waste and greater durability.
Alison Gwilt, Timo Rissanen, 2012
8
Understanding Sustainable Architecture
If sustainable architecture is to be a truly meaningful pursuit then it must be grounded in a coherent theoretical framework. This book sets out to provide that framework.
Terry J. Williamson, Antony Radford, Helen Bennetts, 2003
9
Understanding Sustainable Development
This rationalist cost–benefit approach to sustainability has continued to tend to characterize the policies of both Conservative and Labour Governments. In 1999 the 'New Labour' Government openly addressed sustainable development in a ...
John Blewitt, 2012
10
Sustainable Design: Ecology, Architecture, and Planning
In this book, Daniel Williams challenges professionals to rethink architecture and to see their projects not as objects but as critical, connected pieces of the whole, essential to human health as well as to regional economy and ecology.
Daniel E. Williams, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUSTAINABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sustainable is used in the context of the following news items.
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From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach
This is an exciting year for sustainability policy across the globe. 2015 will see the creation of the U.S. government's National Action Plan for Responsible ... «Triple Pundit, Jul 15»
2
Sustainable development goals will be hard sell for United Nations
UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon grouped the sustainable development goals into six 'essential elements': dignity, people, planet, prosperity, justice and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Lego Saying 'No' To Plastic, Invests Millions Into Search For …
Part of the investment will go the establishment of a Lego Sustainable Materials Centre in Denmark, which the company says will be staffed with more than 100 ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
4
Interest is booming in sustainable investing that goes beyond simply …
It's still the world's most popular approach, based on total dollars, but a more nuanced approach to sustainable investing is growing even more quickly. «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jun 15»
5
On International Day, Ban says biodiversity is essential to …
“The sustainable development goals and the broader post-2015 development agenda, which are under negotiation now, will provide an opportunity to ... «UN News Centre, May 15»
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New Report Finds World Progressing on Sustainable Energy Goals …
NEW YORK, May 18, 2015—The world is heading in the right direction to achieve universal access to sustainable energy by 2030 but must move faster, says a ... «World Bank Group, May 15»
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Apple Makes Huge Commitment To Sustainability
According to the release, Apple's goal is to “achieve a net-zero impact on the world's supply of sustainable virgin fiber” — in other words, it wants to get 100 ... «ThinkProgress, May 15»
8
Electric cars, clean air: Garcetti outlines vision for a 'sustainable' LA
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday released a broad-ranging plan that outlines his vision for environmental goals and programs in Los Angeles over the coming ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
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Tokyo turns focus to delivering 'sustainable' 2020 Games
TOKYO (AP) - Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have promised the most innovative, impeccably run and “sustainable” games ever. With just a little more ... «Washington Times, Apr 15»
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Sustainable development goals: all you need to know
The sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, .... calculations from the intergovernmental committee of experts on sustainable ... «The Guardian, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sustainable [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sustainable>. Aug 2019 ».
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