sustainability
noun see sustainable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sustainability — UK US /səˌsteɪnəˈbɪlɪti/ US  / ətIi/ noun [U] ► ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES the idea that goods and services should be produced in ways that do not use resources that cannot be replaced and that do not damage the environment: »The successful… …   Financial and business terms

  • sustainability — 1907, in reference to a legal objection, from SUSTAINABLE (Cf. sustainable) + ITY (Cf. ity). General sense (in economics, agriculture, ecology) by 1972. Sustainability is defined as a requirement of our generation to manage the resource base such …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sustainability — Achieving sustainability will enable the Earth to continue supporting human life as we know it. Blue Marble NASA composite images: 2001 (left), 2002 (right). See also: Sustainable development Sustainability is the capacity to endure. For humans,… …   Wikipedia

  • sustainability — The pursuit of economic growth without excessive degradation of the physical and social environment. Sustainability aims to protect resources so that they can extend as far as possible into the future. For example, restrained fishing practices… …   Auditor's dictionary

  • sustainability — išsilaikymas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Pajėgų gebėjimas išlaikyti reikiamą kovinę galią tiek laiko, kiek reikia tikslams pasiekti. atitikmenys: angl. sustainability pranc. soutenabilité …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sustainability — 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

  • sustainability — See military capability …   Military dictionary

  • sustainability — the ability to persist in the long term; see sustainable catch, sustainable use …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • sustainability — See sustain. * * * …   Universalium

  • sustainability — noun a) the ability to sustain something b) a means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving… …   Wiktionary

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