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non-viable

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Definition of non-viable in English:

adjective

1Not feasible or practical: non-viable investments
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  • The second point is that the difference between a viable and a non-viable project is generally less than clear-cut.
  • The proposed break-up would create three non-viable firms out of one very viable and very profitable company, he said.
  • In other words, the Whitlam policy was clearly non-viable.
2 Medicine (Of a fetus or unborn child) unable to survive independently after birth.
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.

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