AskDefine | Define nonviable

Dictionary Definition

nonviable adj : not capable of living or developing successfully

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

Extensive Definition

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:
nonviable in Modern Greek (1453-): Βιωσιμότητα
nonviable in French: Viabilité

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bad, despaired of, done for, dying, expiring, facing death, given up, going, hopeless, in articulo mortis, in extremis, incapable of life, low, moribund, near death, sinking, slipping, slipping away, terminal
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