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As a kid, I liked to write, but I didn't think that was a viable career choice. My dream, actually, was to be a white girl rapper and join Salt-N-Pepa - which obviously was a much more viable career choice.
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Meaning of "viable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VIABLE

From French, from vie life, from Latin vīta.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VIABLE

viable  [ˈvaɪəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VIABLE

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

WHAT DOES VIABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Viability

Viability is the ability of a thing to maintain itself or recover its potentialities. Viability or viable may refer to...

Definition of viable in the English dictionary

The first definition of viable in the dictionary is capable of becoming actual, useful, etc; practicable. Other definition of viable is capable of normal growth and development. Viable is also having reached a stage of development at which further development can occur independently of the mother.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VIABLE


buyable
ˈbaɪəbəl
deniable
dɪˈnaɪəbəl
flyable
ˈflaɪəbəl
identifiable
aɪˌdɛntɪˈfaɪəbəl
inviable
ɪnˈvaɪəbəl
justifiable
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪəbəl
liable
ˈlaɪəbəl
modifiable
ˈmɒdɪfaɪəbəl
nonviable
ˌnɒnˈvaɪəbəl
notifiable
ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪəbəl
pliable
ˈplaɪəbəl
previable
priːˈvaɪəbəl
quantifiable
ˈkwɒntɪfaɪəbəl
reliable
rɪˈlaɪəbəl
triable
ˈtraɪəbəl
undeniable
ˌʌndɪˈnaɪəbəl
unreliable
ˌʌnrɪˈlaɪəbəl
unverifiable
ʌnˈvɛrɪfaɪəbəl
unviable
ʌnˈvaɪəbəl
verifiable
ˌvɛrɪˈfaɪəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VIABLE

via
Via Dolorosa
Via Flaminia
via media
viability
viably
viaduct
Viagra
vial
vialful
viameter
viand
viands
Viangchan
Viareggio
viatica
viatical
viatical settlement
viaticum
viator

WORDS THAT END LIKE VIABLE

able
amiable
appreciable
dependent variable
depreciable
diable
differentiable
dummy variable
dutiable
enviable
independent variable
insatiable
invariable
multivariable
negotiable
non-negotiable
photocopiable
random variable
sociable
unsociable
variable

Synonyms and antonyms of viable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VIABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «viable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of viable

Translation of «viable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VIABLE

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

Translator English - Chinese

可行的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

viable
570 millions of speakers

English

viable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यवहार्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قابلة للحياة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жизнеспособным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

viável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেকসই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

viable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berdaya maju
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

durchführbar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

実行可能な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

실행 가능한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sregep
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khả thi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாத்தியமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यवहार्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yaşayabilir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

produttivo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

opłacalne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

життєздатним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

viabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βιώσιμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lewensvatbare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

livskraftig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

levedyktig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of viable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VIABLE»

The term «viable» is very widely used and occupies the 12.056 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VIABLE» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «VIABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word viable.
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Mahmoud Abbas
We cannot build a viable state with a country that is disintegrating into small pieces.
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Karen Abbott
As a kid, I liked to write, but I didn't think that was a viable career choice. My dream, actually, was to be a white girl rapper and join Salt-N-Pepa - which obviously was a much more viable career choice.
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Jason Alexander
I found that looking at the Israeli/Palestinian conflict from an outside vantage point was actually quite distancing. The history of the conflict, the personalities, the violence, the distrust, and the seeming lack of viable solutions made meaningful involvement feel impossible. What changed that, for me, was changing the vantage point.
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Philip Warren Anderson
One of our brainchildren is a still viable Science and Society course.
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Karen Armstrong
If we want to create a viable, peaceful world, we've got to integrate compassion into the gritty realities of 21st century life.
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Paddy Ashdown
We have to make their livelihoods viable, get them the proper prices for their produce, try and make them stay rather than sell their property and leave again.
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Leon Bourgeois
Just as the formation of the family is basic to the formation of the state, so the states themselves are the only units that can form the basic constitution of a viable international organization.
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James Bovard
The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of law and equality before the law and no one above the law, that is a very viable vision, but instead of that, we have quasi mob rule.
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John Bruton
It is not viable for one country to demand a right to increase and upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities while asking others to eliminate theirs.
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Matt Cameron
Creatively, I thought we were still viable and could do more records. But our working relationship just wasn't happening at all, and our chemistry as people broke down because of that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VIABLE»

Discover the use of viable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to viable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of ...
Viable Values examines the most basic foundations of value and morality, demonstrating the shortcomings of major traditional views and proposing that morality is grounded in the objective requirements of human life.
Tara Smith, 2000
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Viable Vision: Transforming Total Sales Into Net Profits
This book explains the Viable Vision concept and provides readers the proven frame of reference and roadmap for achieving exponential growth in profits, without relying on minor miracles such as some new major product breakthrough.
Gerald I. Kendall, 2004
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Viable Utopian Ideas: Shaping a Better World
In this collection noted sociologists renew the call to develop an altruistic social order. They address a wide variety of topics as they look for viable utopian ideas that can be applied to today's society.
Arthur B. Shostak, 2003
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The Myth of Development: The Non-Viable Economies of the ...
This provocative book asks readers to be politically realistic about what is happening to the overwhelming majority of people in Third World countries.
Oswaldo de Rivero B., 2001
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Organizational Systems: Managing Complexity with the Viable ...
This book clarifies the application of cybernetic ideas, particularly those of Beer's Viable System Model, to organizational diagnosis and design.
Raul Espejo, Alfonso Reyes, 2011
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Recent Progress in Robotics: Viable Robotic Service to ...
This volume is an edition of the papers selected from the 13th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2007, held in Jeju, Korea, August 22-25, 2007, with the theme: "Viable Robotics Service to Human.
Sukhan Lee, Il Hong Suh, Mun Sang Kim, 2008
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Seeking Viable Grassroots Representation Mechanisms in ...
In this book Charles Mwalimu explores viable grassroots representation mechanisms in African constitutions in order to positively integrate indigenous and modern systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Charles Mwalimu, 2009
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A Viable Third Party
Keith Snelson earned an AB degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and an MBA from Indiana University.
Keith Snelson, 2009
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Floriculture: A Viable Business
In Indian context; with special reference to Pune, Maharashtra, India.
D. Ravinath, 2007
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Designs for Democratic Stability: Studies in Viable ...
That is the subject of this book, with particular attention to the following questions: -- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the available models of democratic governance and how adaptable are they to other societies? (Joel Aberbach; ...
Abdo I. Baaklini, Helen Desfosses, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VIABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term viable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Taking Customers Off-Grid Is Viable, And Sometimes Preferable …
A new report commissioned by the Energy Supply Association of Australia has confirmed that, not only is “off-grid” distributed energy supply a viable option for ... «CleanTechnica, Jul 15»
2
Viable device made safe in Tallaght
The device, which was later confirmed as viable, was taken to a safe military ... for the Army Bomb Disposal Team so far this year, dealing with 19 viable devices. «Irish Examiner, Jun 15»
3
Camborne's £4.5m St Michael's free school 'not viable'
A free school that cost taxpayers £4.5m to open is "not a viable proposition" and is to be taken over by a larger school, its sponsors said. St Michael's Catholic ... «BBC News, May 15»
4
Are Babies Really Viable at 22 Weeks?
This is the basis for the statement in the same New York Times report yesterday “that most medical experts regard 24 weeks as the lower limit of viability.”. «Daily Beast, May 15»
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Viable at 22 Weeks: Just How Low Can Preemies Go?
Babymaking is easy when everything goes right. All it takes is a single—decidedly agreeable—act and the rest runs on autopilot for the next nine months. But it's ... «TIME, May 15»
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Offaly homes evacuated after 'viable' device found
Offaly homes evacuated after 'viable' device found. Thursday ... A number of houses were evacuated in Co Offaly this afternoon, after a viable device was found. «Irish Examiner, Apr 15»
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Why custom suits are a viable option for every man's budget
Thanks to tailoring innovations, custom-clothing design is a viable option for every man interested in having a suit tailored specifically for his body. Facebook ... «L.A. Biz, Mar 15»
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Solid Energy 'may not be viable'
"It's still not clear [if the company is viable] . . . and that's with very serious and competent efforts by the board and management of Solid Energy, and now, ... «Stuff.co.nz, Mar 15»
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Eurozone not viable, says top fund boss Neil Woodford
The eurozone is not viable in its current form, one of the UK's most successful fund managers has warned. Neil Woodford, who set up his own investment firm ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
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Your Minimum Viable Product Is Doomed Without This
By definition, the minimum viable product mindset is restrictive. Your goal in building a minimum viable product is to test your idea as quickly as possible and that ... «Entrepreneur, Feb 15»

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