- sustainable [sə stān′ə bəl]adj.1. capable of being sustained2.a) designating, of, or characterized by a practice that sustains a given condition, as economic growth or a human population, without destroying or depleting natural resources, polluting the environment, etc. [sustainable agriculture]b) governed or maintained by, or produced as a result of, such practices [sustainable growth]sustainabilityn.sustainablyadv.
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sustainable — sus‧tain‧a‧ble [səˈsteɪnəbl] adjective strong enough to continue existing or happening for a long time: • The market wants to see more evidence that price stability is sustainable. * * * sustainable UK US /səˈsteɪnəbl/ adjective ► able to… … Financial and business terms
sustainable — [sə stān′ə bəl] adj. 1. capable of being sustained 2. a) designating, of, or characterized by a practice that sustains a given condition, as economic growth or a human population, without destroying or depleting natural resources, polluting the… … Universalium
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sustainable — [[t]səste͟ɪnəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED You use sustainable to describe the use of natural resources when this use is kept at a steady level that is not likely to damage the environment. ...the management, conservation and sustainable development… … English dictionary
sustainable — sus|tain|a|ble [səˈsteınəbəl] adj 1.) able to continue without causing damage to the environment ▪ The government should do more to promote sustainable agriculture. ▪ the sustainable use of rainforest resources ▪ Cycling is a totally sustainable… … Dictionary of contemporary English
sustainable — adjective Date: circa 1727 1. capable of being sustained 2. a. of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged < sustainable techniques > < sustainable agriculture > … New Collegiate Dictionary