the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast
a stable order (especially of society)
the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
"early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds"
The condition of being stable or in equilibrium, and thus resistant to change
The tendency to recover from perturbations
Origin: from stabilité, from root of stabilitas, from stabilis
the state or quality of being stable, or firm; steadiness; firmness; strength to stand without being moved or overthrown; as, the stability of a structure; the stability of a throne or a constitution
steadiness or firmness of character, firmness of resolution or purpose; the quality opposite to fickleness, irresolution, or inconstancy; constancy; steadfastness; as, a man of little stability, or of unusual stability
fixedness; -- as opposed to fluidity
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stability' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4186
Rank popularity for the word 'stability' in Nouns Frequency: #1743
The numerical value of stability in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of stability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
What we need is stability... OPEC is like the central bank for oil which must give stability to the oil prices to be able to invest in a regular way.
The business community is looking for stability in leadership and stability in vision for the country. That’s what we need because as a business we work off certainty.
If a society is to preserve stability and a degree of continuity, it must learn how to keep its adolescents from imposing their tastes, values, and fantasies on everyday life.
In every major decision they were motivated not by concern for stability nor democracy…they sought control and opportunity…If they had wanted stability, they would have made Cuba and Puerto Rico parts of the Union.”
Images & Illustrations of stability
Translations for stability
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- estabilitatCatalan, Valencian
- diongbháilteacht, diongbháilIrish
- 安定性, 安定, スタビリティーJapanese
- firmitas, firmitudo, stabilitasLatin
- stabilitetNorwegian Nynorsk
Get even more translations for stability »
Find a translation for the stability definition in other languages:
Select another language: