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From Middle English stabletee, stabilite, from Old French stabilité, from Latin root of stabilitas (“firmness, steadfastness”), from stabilis (“steadfast, firm”). Displaced native Old English staþolfæstnes.
stability (countable and uncountable, plural stabilities)
- The condition of being stable or in equilibrium, and thus resistant to change.
- This platform offers good stability
- Synonym: stableness
- Antonym: instability
- The tendency to recover from perturbations.
- emotional stability
condition of being stable
tendency to recover from perturbations
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