Definition of sustainable in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈsteɪnəb(ə)l/


1Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level: sustainable economic growth
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  • Monetary policy alone cannot achieve high and sustainable rates of economic growth.
  • The challenge for any developing country lies in achieving a level of sustainable economic growth.
  • The Treasury report, in my view, is overly optimistic about the impact of tax rates on sustainable economic growth.
1.1Conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources: our fundamental commitment to sustainable development
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  • Equitable and sustainable development presumes that the natural resources will be used.
  • And we've got to deal with the environment, get a sustainable development running in this country.
  • It is time to envision and design the plane of sustainable agriculture and dream of it really flying!
2Able to be upheld or defended: sustainable definitions of good educational practice
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  • As the Auction example suggests, and as follows almost directly from the definitions, sustainable actions are rational.
  • Let's fill the space with calm and reasoned debate about what is a sensible and sustainable strategy.
  • Our company is reasonable on sustainable grounds.

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