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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsustainablesus‧tain‧a‧ble /səˈsteɪnəbəl/ ●○○ AWL adjective  1 CONTINUE/NOT STOPable to continue without causing damage to the environment The government should do more to promote sustainable agriculture. the sustainable use of rainforest resources Cycling is a totally sustainable form of transport. environmentally sustainable developmentsee thesaurus at environmentally friendly2 able to continue for a long time The party is promising low inflation and sustainable economic growth.sustainability /səˌsteɪnəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]
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sustainableWhich industries out of this set will be sustainable?Traditional agricultural methods employed by the local people are highly sustainable.The political Greens took it as confirmation that industrial society was indeed not sustainable.The fashionable creed of sustainable development panders to that sort of thinking.The Toronto Protocol is entitled: Public Transport -- a major contributor to liveable communities and sustainable development.sustainable economic growthAll wood used in our furniture comes with a certificate saying it comes from sustainable forestsSo perhaps another way to foster a more sustainable gay culture would be to create institutions that promote intergenerational interaction.The Queensland Conservation Council accepts that grants are needed to encourage sustainable land management.These raise questions like: What is sustainable tourism?environmentally sustainableLabour will promote environmentally sustainable development and encourage new approaches to reduce Third World debt.The two governments will work together on solutions for environmental problems based on principles of environmentally sustainable development.We believe that this what is required if we are to achieve environmentally sustainable development.
From Longman Business Dictionarysustainablesus‧tain‧a‧ble /səˈsteɪnəbəl/ adjective strong enough to continue existing or happening for a long timeThe market wants to see more evidence that price stability is sustainable.
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