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Meaning of STABILITY

Pronunciation:  stu'bilitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being free from change or variation
  2. [n]  the quality or attribute of being stable
  3. [n]  a stable order

STABILITY is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: constancy, stableness
 Antonyms: changefulness, inconstancy, instability, instability, unstableness
 See Also: changelessness, firmness, order, steadiness, unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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;

 Definition: the ability of an ecosystem to return to equilibrium after disturbances.