What does stability mean?

Definitions for stability
stəˈbɪl ɪ tista·bil·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stability, stablenessnoun

    the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast

  2. stabilitynoun

    a stable order (especially of society)

  3. constancy, stabilitynoun

    the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation

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


  1. stabilitynoun

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

    Etymology: from stabilité, from root of stabilitas, from stabilis

  2. stabilitynoun

    The tendency to recover from perturbations

    Etymology: from stabilité, from root of stabilitas, from stabilis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stabilityadjective

    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. Stabilityadjective

    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. Stabilityadjective

    fixedness; -- as opposed to fluidity

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stability

    A quality implying a ship's capacity to bear every motion of the sea.

Editors Contribution

  1. stability

    The act, fact and quality of being stable.

    The stability of the nation was important to everyone around the globe.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

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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  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

Examples of stability in a Sentence

  1. Saeed Sadek:

    The timing is very important because it comes after eight years of instability in the Mediterranean affecting Europe and the Middle East, both sides want to know how can we stabilize the area further, produce stability, how can we deal with the consequences and prevent any further escalations.

  2. James Steinberg:

    My personal view is that none of the sides want an [ armed ] confrontation, but everyone is afraid that if any side shows weakness or a lack of resolve, then the other side will misinterpret it, it's a security spiral, and there is no stability in a situation like this.

  3. Rome Visco:

    The Governing Council is closely watching developments on financial markets and their implications for monetary conditions and price stability in the euro zone ; it is ready to use all instruments at The Governing Council disposal.

  4. State Anthony Blinken:

    Each of these actions threatens the rules-based order that maintains global stability, that’s why they’re not merely internal mattersand why we feel an obligation to raise these issues here today.

  5. Cary Kochman:

    Corporate leaders and markets like stability. Gridlock, in its own way, can be seen as a stabilizer, as we saw during the Obama administration.

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