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instability

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noun in·sta·bil·i·ty \ˌin(t)-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of instability

  • : the state of being likely to change

  • : the tendency to change your behavior very quickly or to react to things in an extremely emotional way

Full Definition of instability

  1. :  the quality or state of being unstable; especially :  lack of emotional or mental stability

Examples of instability

  1. Investors are worried about the current instability of the stock market.

  2. The patient has a history of emotional instability.



15th Century

First Known Use of instability

15th century


INSTABILITY Defined for Kids

instability

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noun in·sta·bil·i·ty \ˌin-stə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Definition of instability

  1. :  the quality or state of being unstable




Medical Dictionary

instability

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noun in·sta·bil·i·ty \ˌin(t)-stə-ˈbil-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of instability

plural in·sta·bil·i·ties

  1. :  the quality or state of being unstable; especially :  lack of emotional or mental stability





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