Definitions for stabilitystəˈbɪl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sta•bil•i•tystəˈbɪl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state or quality of being stable.

  2. firmness in position.

  3. continuance without change; permanence.

  4. resistance to chemical change or disintegration.

    Category: Chemistry

  5. resistance to change, esp. sudden change or deterioration.

  6. constancy, as of character or purpose; steadiness:

    emotional stability.

  7. the ability of an aircraft to return to its original flying position when abruptly displaced.

    Category: Aeronautics

  8. a vow, taken by a Benedictine, to stay in one monastery.

    Category: Religion

Origin of stability:

1400–50; < OF < L stabilitās <stabilisstable2

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stability(noun)əˈbɪl ɪ ti

    ≠ instability

    the stability of the job market; the bridge's stability; the patient's mental stability


  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

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the quality of being stable.

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