nonviable adj : not capable of living or developing successfully
- non-viable US
- Not viable: not capable of independent life; not practicable.
Viability means in general "capacity for survival" and is more specifically used to mean a capacity for living, developing, or germinating under favorable conditions. The word is especially used in the following contexts:
- viability in pregnancy refers to either:
- viability in environmental conservation indicates the ability of a conservation target to persist for many generations or over long time periods.
- viability of cells and tissues in experimental biology refers to the extent to which those cells and tissues are living.
- viability in natural selection denotes the fraction of individuals that survive to a given age.
- viability in economic development indicates the ability of benefits to cover costs in development projects.
nonviable in Modern Greek (1453-): Βιωσιμότητα
nonviable in French: Viabilité