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stability at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


stability at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

early 14c., from O.Fr. stablet?, from L. stabilitas "firmness, steadfastness," from stabilis "steadfast, firm" (see stable (2)). Stabilize first attested 1861. ///

stability at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U]
1 the condition of being steady and not changing: → instability// stable// --a period of relative stability// stability of// --It could threaten the peace and stability of the region.//
2 technical the ability of a substance to stay in the same state:

stability at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In mathematics, a condition in which a slight disturbance in a system does not produce a significant disrupting effect on that system. A solution to a differential equation is said to be stable if a slightly different solution that is close to it when remains close for nearby values of . Stability of solutions is important in physical applications because deviations in mathematical models inevitably result from errors in measurement. A stable solution will be usable despite such deviations.

stability at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

226 Moby Thesaurus words for "stability":
abidingness, abnegation, abstinence, accordance, age, antiquity,
application, assiduity, assiduousness, authenticity,
authoritativeness, body, bulldog tenacity, calculability, calm,
calmness, ceaselessness, changelessness, coeternity, cohesion,
concentration, concreteness, consecutiveness, conservatism,
consistency, consonance, constancy, constant flow, constraint,
continence, continualness, continuance, continuity, continuousness,
control, cool, correspondence, defeat of time, defiance of time,
density, dependability, determination, diligence, dispassion,
diuturnity, dogged perseverance, doggedness, durability,
durableness, duration, endlessness, endurance, engrossment,
equability, equanimity, equilibrium, eternalness, eternity,
evenness, ever-duringness, everlastingness, everness,
faithworthiness, featurelessness, fidelity, firmness, fixedness,
foreverness, frozenness, fullness, gaplessness, gentleness,
golden mean, happy medium, hardening, hardness, homogeneity,
immobility, immovability, immovableness, immutability,
impartiality, incessancy, indefatigability, indestructibility,
industriousness, industry, infinite duration, infinity, insistence,
insistency, interminability, invariability, invariableness,
inveteracy, invincibility, jointlessness, judiciousness,
juste-milieu, lastingness, lenity, long standing, long-lastingness,
long-livedness, longevity, loyalty, maintenance, mass, materiality,
meden agan, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation,
moderationism, monolithism, monotony, neutrality, never-endingness,
nonviolence, nothing in excess, obstinacy, pacifism, palpability,
patience, patience of Job, perdurability, perennation,
perenniality, perennialness, permanence, permanency, perpetualness,
perpetuity, perseverance, persistence, persistency,
pertinaciousness, pertinacity, plenitude, plodding, plugging,
ponderability, predictability, preoccupation, prudence, quiescence,
relentlessness, reliability, repose, resoluteness, resolution,
resolve, restraint, rigidity, seamlessness, secureness, security,
sedulity, sedulousness, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial,
self-restraint, sempiternity, serenity, single-mindedness,
singleness of purpose, slogging, smoothness, sobriety, solidity,
solidness, soundness, stableness, stamina, standing, stasis,
staunchness, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness,
steady state, stick-to-itiveness, stoutness, strength,
stubbornness, sturdiness, substance, substantiality,
substantialness, successiveness, survival, survivance, tangibility,
temper, temperance, temperateness, tenaciousness, tenacity,
timelessness, tirelessness, torpor, toughness, tranquillity,
trustworthiness, unbrokenness, unceasingness, unchangeability,
unchangingness, undifferentiation, unerringness, unexcessiveness,
unextravagance, unextremeness, uniformity, unintermittedness,
uninterruptedness, uninterruption, unity, unrelievedness,
unremittingness, unruffledness, unswerving attention, validity,
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stability at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Long duration): , a long time, a length of time, an age, a century, an eternity, perpetuity, durability, persistence, endlessness, permanence, stability, survival, longevity, age, delay, lateness.

[N] (Permanence): stability, quiescence, obstinacy, permanence, persistence, endurance, durability, standing, status quo, maintenance, preservation, conservation, conservation.

[N] (Stability): stability, immutability, unchangeability, constancy, immobility, soundness, foundation, permanence, obstinacy.

[N] (Resolution): determination, will, decision, resolution, backbone, grit, resolve, intent, firmness, stability, energy, manliness, vigor, pluck, resoluteness, courage, devotion.

[N] (a): perseverance, permanence, firmness, stability, constancy, steadiness, singleness of purpose, tenacity, persistence, patience, stamina, indefatigability.

stability at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the quality or state of being steady and not changing or being disturbed in any way (= the quality of being STABLE):
political / economic / social stability * the stability of the dollar on the world's money markets * price stability * Being back with their family should provide emotional stability for the children. * The country is now enjoying a period of relative stability and prosperity.

Stability at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stability \Sta*bil"i*ty\, n. [L. stabilitas; cf. F.
stabilit['e]. See {Stable}, a.]
1. The state or quality of being stable, or firm; steadiness;
firmness; strength to stand without being moved or
overthrown; as, the stability of a structure; the
stability of a throne or a constitution.

2. Steadiness or firmness of character, firmness of
resolution or purpose; the quality opposite to
{fickleness}, {irresolution}, or {inconstancy}; constancy;
steadfastness; as, a man of little stability, or of
unusual stability.

3. Fixedness; -- as opposed to {fluidity}.

Since fluidness and stability are contary qualities.

Syn: Steadiness; stableness; constancy; immovability;

stability at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast [syn: {stableness}]
[ant: {instability}, {instability}]
2: a stable order [ant: {instability}]
3: the quality of being free from change or variation [syn: {constancy}]
[ant: {inconstancy}]

stability at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: etyl » enm|en, from Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » stabilité|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|en root of Inter: term » stabilitas||lang=la|firmness, steadfastness, from Inter: term » stabilis||lang=la|steadfast, firm


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Inter: en-noun » stabilities|-
  • The condition of being stable or in equilibrium, and thus resistant to change
    1. The tendency to recover from perturbations


      Inter: trans-top » condition of being stable

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|穩定性|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|稳定性|tr=wěndìngxìng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|穩定|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|稳定|tr=wěndìng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|stabilita|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vakaus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|stabilité
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stabilität|f
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|יציבות|f|tr=y'tsivút

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|stabilitate
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stabilità|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|安定性|tr=あんていせい, anteisei|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|安定|tr=あんてい, antei|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|スタビリティー|tr=sutabiritī|sc=Jpan
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|firmitas|f, Inter: t- » la|firmitudo, Inter: t- » la|stabilitas|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|stabilitate|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|стабильность|f|tr=stabílʹnostʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estabilidad|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » tendency to recover from perturbations
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vakaus
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|stabilité|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stabilität|f
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|יציבות|f|tr=y'tsivút
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|stabilitate

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stabilità|f
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|firmitas|f, Inter: t- » la|firmitudo|f, Inter: t- » la|stabilitas|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|stabilitate
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estabilidad|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stabiliteit|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: cs » stability
    Translation: cy » stability
    Translation: et » stability
    Translation: el » stability
    Translation: es » stability
    Translation: eo » stability
    Translation: fr » stability
    Translation: ko » stability
    Translation: io » stability
    Translation: kn » stability
    Translation: hu » stability
    Translation: ml » stability
    Translation: my » stability
    Translation: nl » stability
    Translation: ja » stability
    Translation: pl » stability
    Category: simple:stability -
    Translation: fi » stability
    Translation: sv » stability
    Translation: ta » stability
    Translation: te » stability
    Translation: tr » stability
    Translation: vi » stability
    Translation: zh » stability