[suh-stey-nuh-bil-i-tee] /səˌsteɪ nəˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed.
Environmental Science. the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance:
The committee is developing sustainability standards for products that use energy.


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