liv·​abil·​i·​ty ˌli-və-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce livability (audio)
variants or less commonly liveability
: survival expectancy : viability
used especially of poultry and livestock
: suitability for human living

Examples of livability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drawback is its livability score, which is just 63. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 20 Nov. 2023 Ensure the livability of our planet for our children and their grandchildren, ban assault weapons and end gun violence, and stand up to the threats facing our democracy. Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 13 Nov. 2023 Most important, however, was a smartwatch’s overall livability. Jon Bitner,, 22 Sep. 2023 Fort Collins gets lauded for livability but tends to fall under the radar for travel. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 25 Sep. 2023 The details: One of the most significant tourism projects on the books in West Africa, Peninsula City plays into Sierra Leone’s Transform Freetown strategy, which aims to improve livability and sustainability in the capital. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Sep. 2023 Buy 1-Person | Buy 2-Person | Buy 3-Person —BEST VALUE— REI Co-op Base Camp 4 The Base Camp straddles the line between a three- and four-season tent by combining livability with a more durable construction that’s fit for low-altitude winter trips or summer storms. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 3 Mar. 2023 In terms of livability, the Triangle Zone was appalling. Haruki Murakami, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2023 Housing, caregiving, livability are also considerations Housing costs are another challenge for a couple of reasons, Ormsby said. Megan Banta, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of livability was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Livability.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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