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viable

adjective acceptable, actable, alive, apt, capable of development, capable of growth, doable, effective, effectual, efficacious, expedient, favorable, feasible, functional, imaginable, legitimate, likely, living, logical, operative, performable, plausible, possible, potential, practicable, practical, propitious, reasonable, sensible, sound, suitable, usable, useful, valid, vital, workable
See also: conscious, live, permissible, possible, virtual

VIABLE, Vitae habilis, capable of living. This is said of a child who is born alive in such an advanced state of formation as to be capable of living. Unless be is born viable he acquires no rights and cannot transmit them to his heirs, and is considered as if he bad never been born.
     2. This term is used In the French law, Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. tome 4, p. 101 it would be well to engraft it on our own Vide Traill. Med. Jur. 46, and Dead Born.

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The maximum value of Cd removal occurred at room temperature (30[degrees]C) in viable and non-viable biomass was 62.
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Holkeri thinks that Finnair should remain an independent national airline and that it would not be viable to sell the airline at the moment as the stock exchange rate is below the company's value, reported Aktuellt, a Finnish news programme.
Rather than give up on the prospective parents, the recovery program replaced the two dead eggs with a placebo until a viable egg from the Los Angeles Zoo was nearly ready to be hatched.
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Doable and technically viable solutions are usually lost on politicians, especially in an election year.
Experience has shown that a viable PACE site should achieve a break-even census of approximately 100 participants within two years of program startup and a total census high enough to generate a risk reserve fund within the next several years.
When you take this ice and melt it down, you do find some viable cells," says David M.
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Their property pluses will continue to make them a viable product.