stabilization

[ stey-buh-li-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsteɪ bə lɪˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or process of stabilizing or the state of being stabilized.
Also called stabilization process. Photography. a process for making temporary black-and-white prints using special sensitized paper (stabilization paper) that can be rapidly processed through one or two solutions that quickly develop and stabilize the nonpermanent image.

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Origin of stabilization

First recorded in 1920–25; stabilize + -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM stabilization

re·sta·bi·li·za·tion, noun
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