Meaning of STABILITY in English

STABILITY

n.

Pronunciation: st ə - ' bi-l ə -t ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -ties

Date: 14th century

1 : the quality, state, or degree of being stable: as a : the strength to stand or endure : FIRMNESS b : the property of a body that causes it when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion to develop forces or moments that restore the original condition c : resistance to chemical change or to physical disintegration

2 : residence for life in one monastery

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