Lability La*bil"i*ty, n. 1. Liability to lapse, err, or apostatize. [Archaic] --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. The property of changing readily. [PJC]

3. (Chem.) The property of being labile[3]; -- of chemical compounds; as, the lability of some natural products makes them difficult to isolate and identify. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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