Viable vs Available - What's the difference?

viable | available |


As adjectives the difference between viable and available

is that viable is able to live on its own (as for a newborn) while available is such as one may avail one’s self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose.

viable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Able to live on its own (as for a newborn.)
  • Able to be done, possible.
  • In (biology), able to live and develop.
  • Antonyms

    * inviable

    Derived terms

    * viability

    available

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Such as one may avail one’s self of; capable of being used for the accomplishment of a purpose.
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    We have an available candidate.
  • Readily obtainable.
  • The list shows the available products in the store.
  • (legal) Valid.
  • This is an available plea.
  • (archaic) Having sufficient power, force, or efficacy to achieve the purpose; availing, effective.
  • *
  • Not in a romantic relationship; single.
  • I asked her if she was available but she said she had a boyfriend.

    Synonyms

    * (such as can be availed of) usable, profitable, advantageous; vacant (of a location) * (legally valid) effectual, valid

    Antonyms

    * (such as can be availed of) unavailable