liv·​abil·​i·​ty | \ ˌli-və-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce livability (audio) \
variants: or less commonly liveability

Definition of livability

1 : survival expectancy : viability used especially of poultry and livestock
2 : suitability for human living

Examples of livability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Deets: With nearly 90 square feet inside, the livability of this six-person tent is formidable. Outside Online, 23 June 2022 To Chow, the recall conveyed a much larger sense of ambivalence in San Francisco, where residents are enamored of progressive ideals but also fixated on livability issues, such as homeless encampments and drug overdoses. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 June 2022 During the campaign, Mozyrsky styled himself as a civic-minded pragmatist who could make progress on livability issues inside City Hall. oregonlive, 23 May 2022 Its floor plans deliver a livability and utility that is extremely rare, making the property programmed exceptionally well for both a family setting or dramatically bold entertainment. Stephanie Wenger,, 11 July 2022 This last tidbit reminds us of similar suspension changes made to the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS, which delivered stellar handling as a result, as well as questionable livability. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 19 May 2022 Companies linked to Nijjar own more than $1 billion in real estate, predominately in Southern California, and many other properties also have had serious health and livability problems, according to a 2020 investigation by LAist. Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 By any livability metric, Howard County is a very desirable place to live. Baltimore Sun, 17 May 2022 Though some cities celebrate their placement on livability lists, critics say the methodology can be hard to untangle. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of livability

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Aug 2022

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“Livability.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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