instability

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

in·sta·bil·i·ty

noun \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

in·sta·bil·i·ty

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

Medical Definition of INSTABILITY

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: instable
Previous Word in the Dictionary: inst
All Words Near: instability

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up instability? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).