Meaning of STABILITY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ stə-ˈbi-lə-tē ]


( 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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.