Stability meaning

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The state or quality of being stable, especially:
  • Resistance to change, deterioration, or displacement.
  • Constancy of character or purpose; steadfastness.
  • Reliability; dependability.
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The ability of an object, such as a ship or aircraft, to maintain equilibrium or resume its original, upright position after displacement, as by the sea or strong winds.
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The state or quality of being stable, or fixed; steadiness.
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Firmness of character, purpose, or resolution.
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Stability is the state of being resistant to change and not prone to wild fluctuations in emotion.

An example of stability is a calm, stable life where you don't have wild ups and downs.

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The condition of being stable or in equilibrium, and thus resistant to change.
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The tendency to recover from perturbations.
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A vow committing a Benedictine monk to one monastery for life.
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The capacity of an object to return to equilibrium or to its original position after having been displaced.
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A vow binding Benedictine monks until death to the monastery where they join the order.
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Origin of stability

  • Middle English, from Old French stabilité, from Latin root of stabilitas (“firmness, steadfastness"), from stabilis (“steadfast, firm")

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