Definition of nonviable in English:

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nonviable

Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈvīəb(ə)l/

adjective

1Not able to develop, grow, or survive: nonviable embryos
More example sentences
  • The third instance of cord torsion resulted in the delivery of a nonviable, 15.5-week, phenotypically female fetus.
  • Nonviable cells typically have a compromised membrane.
  • In this circumstance, the residual tumor is frequently nonviable.
2Not practical or workable.
Example sentences
  • Animal consciousness has long been assumed to be a nonviable arena of investigation.
  • The vast outpouring over the last three decades of archaeological evidence relating to the rise of Cahokia renders such models nonviable.
  • We can't try to keep people in nonviable jobs.

Derivatives

nonviability

noun

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Syllabification: non·vi·a·ble

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