Meaning of STABLE in English

adj. (stabler, stablest) 1 firmly fixed or established; not easily adjusted, destroyed, or altered (a stable structure; a stable government). 2 firm, resolute; not wavering or fickle (a stable and steadfast friend). 3 Chem. (of a compound) not readily decomposing. 4 Physics (of an isotope) not subject to radioactive decay. østable equilibrium a state in which a body when disturbed tends to return to equilibrium. øøstableness n. stably adv. [ME f. AF stable, OF estable f. L stabilis f. stare stand]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.