Definition of sustainable
1 : capable of being sustained
2a : 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 agricultureb : of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods sustainable society
sustainabilityplay \-ˌstā-nə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
sustainablyplay \-ˈstā-nə-blē\ adverb
Examples of sustainable in a Sentence
a line of argument that is probably not sustainable in a public forum against skilled debaters
has no sustainable claim to the property without a deed or some other document
Recent Examples of sustainable from the Web
His brand loyalty—from customers, employees, investors—is built upon a vision for the future of sustainable energy combining solar power, home batteries, and electric cars.
In a statement, Canfield said the conference this year will allow for connections with automotive manufacturing, sustainable technologies and information and communication technology, or ICT.
As a way to showcase trends, Miami Fashion Week is partnering with Miami Fashion Institute at Miami Dade College to offer master classes led by industry experts focused on sustainable fashion.
Doing so could encourage Macedonian politicians to resolve political struggles in a peaceful and sustainable manner.
Emanuel said the Democrats had lost so many seats across all legislative bodies that party leaders need to rebuild from the ground up to create a sustainable majority on Capitol Hill.
The Legislature's roads package creates sustainable funding mechanisms to invest in repairs.
A few years later, the State University of Rio de Janeiro opened a research center to study the environment and sustainable development.
Some sustainable initiatives also save growers and producers money, said Nate Herman, a senior vice president for supply chain for the American Apparel and Footwear Association, an industry group.
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First Known Use of sustainable
SUSTAINABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sustainable for English Language Learners
: able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed
: involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources
: able to last or continue for a long time
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