stability

[stuh-bil-i-tee]
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noun, plural sta·bil·i·ties.


Origin of stability

1400–50; < Latin stabilitās, equivalent to stabili(s) stable2 + -tās- -ty2; replacing late Middle English stablete < Old French < Latin, as above
Related formsnon·sta·bil·i·ty, nouno·ver·sta·bil·i·ty, nounself-sta·bil·i·ty, noun

Synonyms for stability

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British Dictionary definitions for self-stability

stability

noun plural -ties

the quality of being stable
the ability of an aircraft to resume its original flight path after inadvertent displacement
meteorol
  1. the condition of an air or water mass characterized by no upward movement
  2. the degree of susceptibility of an air mass to disturbance by convection currents
ecology the ability of an ecosystem to resist change
electrical engineering the ability of an electrical circuit to cope with changes in the operational conditions
a vow taken by every Benedictine monk attaching him perpetually to the monastery where he is professed
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Word Origin and History for self-stability

stability

n.

mid-14c., "firmness of resolve, mental equilibrium" (of persons), from Old French stableté, from Latin stabilitatem (nominative stabilitas) "firmness, steadfastness," from stabilis "steadfast, firm" (see stable (adj.)). In physical sense, "difficult to overthrow," it is recorded from early 15c.

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self-stability in Medicine

stability

[stə-bĭlĭ-tē]

n.

The condition of being stable or resistant to change.
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