noun, plural sta·bil·i·ties.
- stability pact,
- stabilization fund,
- stabilization print,
Origin of stability
Examples from the Web for stability
But that stability can be withdrawn as easily as it was granted.
One specific kind of emergency is at the heart of this, such as when an airplane suffers a loss of stability at night.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The pyramids of Meroe await a day when stability will allow outsiders to peek at a forgotten ancient kingdom.
A Shiite stronghold wrapped in a Sunni explosive belt—not exactly a picture of stability.
In a country where stability is still fragile and requires careful tending, Ebola is a wrecking ball.
He saw, it is true, that there was no stability in his position, and that he could not possibly remain where he was.Clara Hopgood|Mark Rutherford
For myself, I see clearly that mankind thirsts after stability.Harmonies of Political Economy|Frdric Bastiat
Through a standard meaning, it gets identity and stability of character.How We Think|John Dewey
At length the stability of the ship prevailed, and she began to right.Across the Spanish Main|Harry Collingwood
If so, sexual selection must be conducive to the stability of species.Birds of the Plains|Douglas Dewar
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
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.