noun, plural sta·bil·i·ties.
Origin of stability
British Dictionary definitions for self-stability
noun plural -ties
- the condition of an air or water mass characterized by no upward movement
- the degree of susceptibility of an air mass to disturbance by convection currents
Word Origin and History for self-stability
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.