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Viable vs. Nonviable

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Viableadjective

Able to live on its own (as for a newborn).

Nonviableadjective

Not viable: not capable of independent life; not practicable.

Viableadjective

Able to be done, possible.

Nonviableadjective

not capable of living or developing successfully

Viableadjective

(biology) Able to live and develop.

Viablenoun

(biology) An organism that is able to live and develop.

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Viableadjective

Capable of living; born alive and with such form and development of organs as to be capable of living; - said of a newborn, or a prematurely born, infant.

‘VIABLE, Vitae habilis, capable of living. This is said of a child who is born alive in such an advanced state of formation as to be capable of living. Unless be is born viable he acquires no rights and cannot transmit them to his heirs, and is considered as if he had never been born.’;

Viableadjective

capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

Viableadjective

capable of life or normal growth and development;

‘viable seeds’; ‘a viable fetus’;

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