Sustainable
Sustainable Sus*tain"a*ble, a. [Cf. F. soutenable, OF. soustenable.] Capable of being sustained or maintained; as, the action is not sustainable. [1913 Webster]

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  • sustainable — sus‧tain‧a‧ble [səˈsteɪnəbl] adjective strong enough to continue existing or happening for a long time: • The market wants to see more evidence that price stability is sustainable. * * * sustainable UK US /səˈsteɪnəbl/ adjective ► able to… …   Financial and business terms

  • sustainable — [sə stān′ə bəl] adj. 1. capable of being sustained 2. a) designating, of, or characterized by a practice that sustains a given condition, as economic growth or a human population, without destroying or depleting natural resources, polluting the… …   Universalium

  • sustainable — [sə stān′ə bəl] adj. 1. capable of being sustained 2. a) designating, of, or characterized by a practice that sustains a given condition, as economic growth or a human population, without destroying or depleting natural resources, polluting the… …   English World dictionary

  • sustainable — 1610s, bearable, from SUSTAIN (Cf. sustain) + ABLE (Cf. able). Attested from 1845 in the sense defensible; from 1965 with the meaning capable of being continued at a certain level. Sustainable growth is recorded from 1965. Related: Sustainably …   Etymology dictionary

  • sustainable — index convincing, deductible (provable), provable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sustainable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be sustained. 2) (of industry, development, or agriculture) avoiding depletion of natural resources. DERIVATIVES sustainability noun sustainably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Sustainable — Nachhaltige Entwicklung ist die übliche Übersetzung des englischen Begriffes sustainable development und bezeichnet eine Entwicklung, die den Bedürfnissen der jetzigen Generation entspricht, ohne die Möglichkeiten künftiger Generationen zu… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sustainable — [[t]səste͟ɪnəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED You use sustainable to describe the use of natural resources when this use is kept at a steady level that is not likely to damage the environment. ...the management, conservation and sustainable development… …   English dictionary

  • sustainable — sus|tain|a|ble [səˈsteınəbəl] adj 1.) able to continue without causing damage to the environment ▪ The government should do more to promote sustainable agriculture. ▪ the sustainable use of rainforest resources ▪ Cycling is a totally sustainable… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sustainable — adjective Date: circa 1727 1. capable of being sustained 2. a. of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged < sustainable techniques > < sustainable agriculture > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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