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instability

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

: 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

:  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.

First Known Use of INSTABILITY

15th century
INSTABILITY Defined for Kids

instability

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

Definition of INSTABILITY for Kids

:  the quality or state of being unstable
Medical Dictionary

instability

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

Medical Definition of INSTABILITY

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

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