executable vs viable what difference

what is difference between executable and viable

English

Etymology

execute +‎ -able

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛksɪkjuːtəbl/

Adjective

executable (not comparable)

  1. Capable of being executed.

Translations

Noun

executable (plural executables)

  1. (computing) A file that can be run directly by a computer’s hardware or a p-code interpreter with no further processing.
    The program as written by the programmer is generally processed into an executable that can be run.

Derived terms

  • executable code

See also

  • binary

Translations



English

Etymology

From French, from Medieval Latin *vītābilis (capable of life), from Latin vīta (life); see vital.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaɪəbəl/
  • Rhymes: -aɪəbəl
  • Hyphenation: vi‧a‧ble

Adjective

viable (comparative more viable, superlative most viable)

  1. Able to live on its own (as for a newborn).
  2. Able to be done, possible.
  3. (biology) Able to live and develop.

Antonyms

  • inviable

Derived terms

  • viability

Related terms

Translations

Noun

viable (plural viables)

  1. (biology) An organism that is able to live and develop.

Further reading

  • viable in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • viable in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

French

Adjective

viable (plural viables)

  1. viable, feasible

Further reading

  • “viable” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbjable/, [ˈbja.β̞le]

Adjective

viable (plural viables)

  1. viable

Derived terms

  • inviable
  • viabilidad

Further reading

  • “viable” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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