[ stuh-bil-i-tee ]
/ stəˈbɪl ɪ ti /

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

SYNONYMS FOR stability


non·sta·bil·i·ty, nouno·ver·sta·bil·i·ty, nounself-sta·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for self-stability

/ (stəˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality of being stable
the ability of an aircraft to resume its original flight path after inadvertent displacement
  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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Medicine definitions for self-stability

[ stə-bĭlĭ-tē ]


The condition of being stable or resistant to change.
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