stability
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. the quality, state, or degree of being stable: 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

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