Viable or viability is the ability of a thing (a living organism, an artificial system, an idea, etc.) to maintain itself or recover its potentialities.
Viable or viability may also refer to:
- Viability (fetal), the ability of a fetus to survive outside of the uterus without artificial support
- Viability selection, the selection of individual organisms who can survive until they are able to reproduce
- Viability of cells, the status of a cell to survive, grow, and multiply
- Viability study, a study of the profitability of a business concept which is to be converted into a business
- Viable Paradise, an annual one-week writing workshop held each autumn on Martha's Vineyard
- Viable System Model, a scientific model of the organization of a viable or autonomous system
- Viable System Phenomena, the science of observing the behavior of a system
- Viable prefix, in computer science, the set of prefixes of right sentential forms which can appear on the stack of a shift-reduce parser
- Genetic viability, having a realistic chance of avoiding the problems of inbreeding
- Minimum viable population, in biology, ecology, and conservation biology, a lower bound on the population of a species, such that it can survive in the wild
- Minimum viable product, in product development, a strategy used for fast and quantitative market testing of a product or product feature
- Population viability analysis, a species-specific method of risk assessment frequently used in conservation biology
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viability — UK US /ˌvaɪəˈbɪləti/ noun [U] ► the degree of chance that something will succeed: the viability of sth »Her role was to assess the viability of investment options overseas. commercial/economic/financial viability »This year will serve as an… … Financial and business terms
Viability — Vi a*bil i*ty, n. The quality or state of being viable. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) (Law) The capacity of living after birth. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] (b) The capacity of living, or being distributed, over wide geographical limits; as, the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
viability — viability. См. жизнеспособность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
viability — index feasibility, possibility Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
viability — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ continued, future, long term ▪ She is very negative about the long term viability of the project. ▪ commercial, economic, financial, political … Collocations dictionary
viability — noun /ˌvaɪəˈbɪlɪti/ the property of being viable; the ability to live or to succeed Ordinarily these altered organs are sterile, but in some instances a very small quantity of seed is produced, and when testing their viability I succeeded in… … Wiktionary
viability — Capability of living. A term used to denote the power a new born child possesses of continuing its independent existence. That stage of fetal development when the life of the unborn child may be continued indefinitely outside the womb by natural… … Black's law dictionary
viability — viable ► ADJECTIVE 1) capable of working successfully; feasible. 2) Biology (of a plant, animal, or cell) capable of surviving or living successfully. DERIVATIVES viability noun viably adverb. ORIGIN French, from vie life … English terms dictionary
viability — noun see viable … New Collegiate Dictionary
viability — See viable. * * * … Universalium