stability

noun sta·bil·i·ty \ stə-ˈbi-lə-tē \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of stability

plural stabilities
1 : the quality, state, or degree of being stable: such as
a : the strength to stand or endure : firmness
b : the property of a body that causes it when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion to develop forces or moments that restore the original condition
c : resistance to chemical change or to physical disintegration
2 : residence for life in one monastery

Examples of stability in a Sentence

  1. the country's political and economic stability

  2. Test the platform for stability before using it.

  3. There are some questions about the applicant's mental stability.

Recent Examples of stability from the Web

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First Known Use of stability

14th century


STABILITY Defined for English Language Learners

stability

noun

Definition of stability for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of something that is not easily changed or likely to change

  • : the quality or state of something that is not easily moved

  • : the quality or state of someone who is emotionally or mentally healthy


STABILITY Defined for Kids

stability

noun sta·bil·i·ty \ stə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of stability for Students

plural stabilities
: the condition of being reliable or unlikely to change suddenly or greatly

Medical Dictionary

stability

noun sta·bil·i·ty \ stə-ˈbil-ət-ē \

medical Definition of stability

plural stabilities
: the quality, state, or degree of being stable
  • emotional stability
  • chemical stability


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