stability

  • 1 Stability — can refer to: *Aircraft flight Stability (aircraft) *In atmospheric fluid dynamics, atmospheric stability, a measure of the turbulence in the ambient atmosphere *BIBO stability (Bounded Input, Bounded Output stability), in signal processing and… …

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  • 2 Stability — Sta*bil i*ty (st[.a]*b[i^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. stabilitas; cf. F. stabilit[ e]. See {Stable}, a.] 1. The state or quality of being stable, or firm; steadiness; stableness; firmness; strength to stand without being moved or overthrown; as, the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 stability — is best defined as the opposite of instability, which is the occurrence of large structural deformations which are not the result of material failure. Note: passenger vehicles exhibit varying characteristics depending upon test conditions and… …

    Mechanics glossary

  • 4 stability — index certainty, composure, constant, equipoise, indestructibility, prowess (bravery), responsibility ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 stability — (n.) mid 14c., firmness of resolve, mental equilibrium (of persons), from O.Fr. stableté, from L. stabilitatem (nom. stabilitas) firmness, steadfastness, from stabilis steadfast, firm (see STABLE (Cf. stable) (adj.)). In physical sense, difficult …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 stability — [n] resistance of some degree adherence, aplomb, assurance, backbone, balance, cohesion, constancy, dependability, determination, durability, endurance, establishment, firmness, immobility, immovability, maturity, permanence, perseverance,… …

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  • 7 stability — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being stable …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 stability — [stə bil′ə tē] n. pl. stabilities [ME stablete < OFr stableté < L stabilitas] 1. the state or quality of being stable, or fixed; steadiness 2. firmness of character, purpose, or resolution 3. a) resistance to change; permanence b)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 stability — The relative steadiness or safety of a security or fund compared to the market as a whole. For example, money market funds and other short term investments offer more stability than funds that invest in growth stocks. Bloomberg Financial… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 stability — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ greater, increased ▪ relative ▪ overall ▪ These actions may threaten the overall stability of the system. ▪ long term …

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  • 11 Stability — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Stability >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 stability stability Sgm: N 1 immutability immutability &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 unchangeableness unchangeableness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 constancy constancy Sgm: N 1 stable… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 stability — sta|bil|i|ty [ stə bıləti ] noun uncount ** 1. ) a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes: political/economic/social stability The rise of nationalism could threaten the stability of Europe. The manager s …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 stability */*/ — UK [stəˈbɪlətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a) a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes political/economic/social stability The rise of nationalism could threaten the stability of Europe. The manager s… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 stability — /steuh bil i tee/, n., pl. stabilities. 1. the state or quality of being stable. 2. firmness in position. 3. continuance without change; permanence. 4. Chem. resistance or the degree of resistance to chemical change or disintegration. 5.… …

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  • 15 stability — n. 1) to lend stability to 2) stability in * * * [stə bɪlɪtɪ] to lend stability to stability in …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 stability — [1] The quality or state of a vehicle to remain controllable. See directional stability. [2] The ability of a ship to return to her normal upright position when listed by the action of waves, wind, etc. [3] Property which allows an adhesive,… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 17 stability — sta|bil|i|ty [stəˈbılıti] n [U] 1.) the condition of being steady and not changing ≠ ↑instability →↑stable ▪ a period of relative stability stability of ▪ It could threaten the peace and stability of the region. 2.) technical the ability of a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 stability — noun 1) the stability of playground equipment Syn: firmness, solidity, steadiness, strength, security, safety 2) his mental stability Syn: balance of mind, mental health, sanity, normality, soundness …

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  • 19 stability — noun 1) the stability of the equipment Syn: firmness, solidity, steadiness 2) his mental stability Syn: balance (of mind), (mental) health, sanity, reason 3) the stability of their relationship …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 stability — /stə bɪlɪti/ noun the state of being steady or not moving up or down ● price stability ● a period of economic stability ● the stability of the currency markets …

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