Autostability Au`to*sta*bil"i*ty, n. [Auto- + stability.] (Mechanics) Automatic stability; also, inherent stability. An a["e]roplane is inherently stable if it keeps in steady poise by virtue of its shape and proportions alone; it is automatically stable if it keeps in steady poise by means of self-operative mechanism. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • autostability — /aw toh steuh bil i tee/, n. Mach. the ability of a mechanism to maintain a stable performance, due either to the mechanics of its structure or to built in automatic control devices. [AUTO 1 + STABILITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • autostability — au·to·stability …   English syllables

  • autostability — “+ noun ( es) Etymology: aut + stability : the ability (as of an airplane) to keep in steady poise either by virtue of its inherent shape and proportions or by a self operative controlling mechanism * * * /aw toh steuh bil i tee/, n. Mach. the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • au|to|sta|bi|liz|er — « toh STAY buh LY zuhr», noun. a self acting mechanism which gives autostability to an aircraft or ship …   Useful english dictionary

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