adjective sta·bile \ˈstā-ˌbī(-ə)l, -ˌbil\

Definition of STABILE

Origin of STABILE

Latin stabilis — more at stable
First Known Use: 1896


noun sta·bile \-ˌbēl\

Definition of STABILE

:  an abstract sculpture or construction similar in appearance to a mobile but made to be stationary

Origin of STABILE

probably from French, from Latin stabilis, adjective
First Known Use: 1937

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato


adjective sta·bile \ˈstā-ˌbīl, -ˌbil\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STABILE

:  stable 1
:  resistant to chemical change <native proteins are never stabile—Otto Rahn>


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