Definition of Sustainability

1. Noun. The property of being sustainable.

Generic synonyms: Property
Derivative terms: Sustainable

Definition of Sustainability

1. Noun. the ability to sustain something ¹

2. Noun. (ecology) a means of configuring civilization and human activity so that society, its members and its economies are able to meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present, while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals for future generations ¹

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Definition of Sustainability

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sustainability

suss law
suss out
sustainability (current term)
sustainable building
sustainable development
sustainable tourist
sustained emotion
sustained yield
sustained yields
sustaining pedal

Literary usage of Sustainability

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Toward a Sustainable Energy Future by International Energy Agency (2001)
"Environmental sustainability is centred on clean air and water, healthy soils and ... Social sustainability incorporates a range of values, such as equity, ..."

2. The Cornerstone of Development: Integrating Environmental, Social, and by Jamie Schnurr, Susan Holtz (1998)
"The impact of economic activity on the sustainability of renewable resources, such as timber and fish, and on the natural environment as a whole has ..."

3. Towards a New Role for Spatial Planning by OECD Staff, Oecd, SourceOECD (Online service), (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (2001)
"Chapter 4 sustainability FROM A NATIONAL SPATIAL PLANNING PERSPECTIVE By Vincent Nadin Overview Many countries are reviewing and reforming systems and ..."

4. Working with Indigenous Knowledge: A Guide for Researchers by Louise Grenier (1998)
"IUCN: an approach to assessing progress toward sustainability According to IUCN (1997), a society is sustainable when the human condition and the condition ..."

5. Innovation and the Environment by Oecd (2000)
"INNOVATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL sustainability: A BACKGROUND by Yukiko Fukasaku' Science and Technology Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Science. ..."

6. Strategic Environmental Assessment for Transport by Ecmt, Dom, Ann (2000)
"D. Improvement of SustaInability Targets and Indicators 8. A first step to make the concept of sustainability operational in the SEA process is the setting ..."

7. The New Everyday: Views on Ambient Intelligenceby Stefano Marzano by Stefano Marzano (2003)
"sustainability is becoming a new point of entry into the market for companies ... Some enterprises have already embraced sustainability as a framework for ..."

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