- 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.
Origin of stabilization
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Related Wordscounteraction, compensation, offset, balance, ballast, equilibrium, stabilization, equalization
Examples from the Web for stabilization
There are a number of elements of a stabilization strategy without which instability becomes a virtual certainty.
Both should know by now that amateurs do regime change; professionals do stabilization.
Argue why the stimulus was necessary to begin but say that when stabilization occurs, deficit reduction must be a bipartisan goal.Obama Needs a Second-Term Agenda in His Democratic Convention Speech
September 6, 2012
The data suggests that the housing recovery may finally be leaving the stabilization stage and returning to growth.Case-Shiller Says U.S. Home Values Rose in June
August 28, 2012
Or, as Joan Solsman at the Journal wrote, with “stabilization in the hardest-hit housing markets.”For the Housing Market, a Home Depot Recovery
August 15, 2012
It seems that this alignment is for a stabilization in leaping.Speciation in the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys ordii
Henry W. Setzer
Stabilization through oligarchy is best illustrated by Chile.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy
Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
Under Communist rule the stabilization of the class differentiations had lessened social mobility both upward and downward.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
During the stabilization course one professor had permitted him to skip some classes.The Psilent Partner
John Victor Peterson
No matter how we conceive of human thought, its stabilization comes about with that of writing.The Civilization of Illiteracy
Word Origin and History for stabilization
1887, noun of action from stabilize.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper