Definitions for unstableʌnˈsteɪ bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•sta•bleʌnˈsteɪ bəl(adj.)

  1. not stable; not firm or firmly fixed; unsteady.

  2. liable to change or fluctuate quickly:

    an unstable weather pattern.

  3. marked by emotional instability.

  4. unsteadfast; inconstant; wavering.

  5. irregular in movement.

  6. noting chemical compounds that readily decompose or change into other compounds.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of unstable:

1175–1225

un•sta′bly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unstable(adj)

    lacking stability or fixity or firmness

    "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"

  2. unstable(adj)

    highly or violently reactive

    "sensitive and highly unstable compounds"

  3. precarious, unstable(adj)

    affording no ease or reassurance

    "a precarious truce"

  4. mentally ill, unsound, unstable(adj)

    suffering from severe mental illness

    "of unsound mind"

  5. unstable(adj)

    disposed to psychological variability

    "his rather unstable religious convictions"

  6. fluid, unstable(adj)

    subject to change; variable

    "a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unstable(adjective)ʌnˈsteɪ bəl

    ≠ stable

    an unstable economy/market; The newly formed democracy is very unstable.

  2. unstableʌnˈsteɪ bəl

    ≠ stable

    The roof is unstable because of fire damage.

  3. unstableʌnˈsteɪ bəl

    ≠ stable

    crimes committed by an unstable young man

Wiktionary

  1. unstable(Adjective)

    having a strong tendency to change

  2. unstable(Adjective)

    fluctuating; not constant

  3. unstable(Adjective)

    fickle

  4. unstable(Adjective)

    unpredictable

  5. unstable(Adjective)

    Readily decompasable

  6. unstable(Adjective)

    Radioactive, especially with a short half-life

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unstable(adj)

    not stable; not firm, fixed, or constant; subject to change or overthrow

Freebase

  1. Unstable

    Unstable is Adema's second and also final album to feature its original lineup with Chavez and Ransom departing from the band after its release and then again after their reunion. It was released on August 12, 2003. It has sold about 400,000 copies worldwide. Its radio single was the self-titled song "Unstable", which also had a music video, but it didn't get very much radio play. Many songs relied more on instrumentation and harmony instead of distortion in comparison to their previous album, but the album also has some of the band's most aggressive work. It was less successful than their first album, debuting at number 43 on the Billboard 200 before quickly falling off the chart.

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