The possibility of germination. Seeds vary in their time of viability from a few days to 20 years, if not hundreds of years. Storage conditions will affect the viability, the best being low temperatures and humidity.
A term meaning ability to live or continue living in a particular habitat or under a given set of environmental conditions such as aquatic, terrestrial, intra-uterine, tropical, temperate or arctic. All living organisms possess viability in particular habitats or environments and may adapt themselves in the natural course of their life cycles to attain viability in other habitats or environments. Viability has been incorporated into Abortionspeak by Birthist Abortionites, abortionmongers and necrochoicers to insinuate that prenatal children are somehow not alive or not yet fully human when they are perfectly viable in their mother's womb. Suggested alternatives to this misnomer are "intra-uterine viability" and "extra-uterine viability".
The ability of a population of a plant or animal species to persist for some specified time into the future. Viable populations are populations that are regarded as having the estimated numbers and distribution of reproductive individuals to ensure that its continued existence is well distributed in a given area.
The ability for the developing fetus to live on its own if it were delivered by cesarean section or by normal delivery, and given expert medical care. This typically occurs sometime after the 21st week after conception. Abortions are allowed by various state and provincial Medical Associations only prior to viability. Terminations of pregnancies at or after viability are not usually performed, except for overwhelming medical reasons (threat to the woman's life, a dead fetus, or the need to terminate the pregnancy to avoid a very serious disability to the mother). The US Supreme Court defined viability (Roe v. Wade, 1973) as "potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid."
Living and working in such a way, so as to meet and balance the existing environment, economic and social needs of man without however jeopardizing the well-being of future generations. The use of the ecosystems, in such a way, so as to secure all possible benefits not only for us but also to the future generations.