Definition of stability
1 : the quality, state, or degree of being stable: such asa : the strength to stand or endure : firmnessb : 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 conditionc : resistance to chemical change or to physical disintegration
2 : residence for life in one monastery
Examples of stability in a Sentence
the country's political and economic stability
Test the platform for stability before using it.
There are some questions about the applicant's mental stability.
Recent Examples of stability from the Web
Cambodia’s ruling party could take some credit for bringing modest economic growth and stability to a country devastated by the communist Khmer Rouge’s regime in the 1970s.
Coach Veljko Paunovic has brought stability to a club in disarray.
The Fed aims to maintain moderate inflation, rather than price stability, because that lets the Fed cut interest rates more sharply during an economic downturn.
Seeking her fourth term, Merkel, 62, brandished a tankard of beer after projecting herself as a defender of global stability after almost 12 years in office.
So long as the Germans most hostile to the U.S. alliance espoused various shades of fascism and communism, then the mighty German middle would cling determinedly to the U.S. alliance as a bulwark of stability and liberalism.
The Mission is ground zero for the city’s gentrification wars, as families who have lived there for generations can no longer afford stability in their own neighborhood.
The high death toll serves as a grim reminder of the difficulties of Egypt’s struggle to restore security and stability after nearly six years of turmoil following the Arab Spring uprising.
Earlier this month, an oil company executive said NAFTA provides stability for the U.S. natural gas industry.
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First Known Use of stability
STABILITY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of stability for Students
: the condition of being reliable or unlikely to change suddenly or greatly
Medical Definition of stability
: the quality, state, or degree of being stable emotional stability chemical stability
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