What does stability mean?

Definitions for stabilitystəˈbɪl ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stability.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stability, stableness(noun)

    the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast

  2. stability(noun)

    a stable order (especially of society)

  3. constancy, stability(noun)

    the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation

    "early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds"

Wiktionary

  1. stability(Noun)

    The condition of being stable or in equilibrium, and thus resistant to change

  2. stability(Noun)

    The tendency to recover from perturbations

  3. Origin: from stabilité, from root of stabilitas, from stabilis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stability(adj)

    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

  2. Stability(adj)

    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

  3. Stability(adj)

    fixedness; -- as opposed to fluidity

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stability' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4186

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stability' in Nouns Frequency: #1743

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stability in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Samuel Johnson:

    Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.

  2. Claudio Descalzi:

    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.

  3. David Thodey:

    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.

  4. Eric Hoffer:

    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.

  5. Walter LaFeber:

    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.”

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