# Dictionary Definition

stability

### Noun

1 the quality or attribute of being firm and
steadfast [syn: stableness] [ant: instability, instability]

2 a stable order [ant: instability]

3 the quality of being free from change or
variation [syn: constancy] [ant: inconstancy]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Pronunciation

### Noun

- The condition of being stable.
- The tendency to recover from perturbations.

#### Translations

condition of being stable

- German: Stabilität
- Spanish: Estabilidad

tendency to recover from perturbations

- German: Stabilität
- Spanish: Estabilidad

# Extensive Definition

Stability can refer to:

- Aircraft flight Stability (aircraft)
- Atmospheric stability, a measure of the turbulence in the ambient atmosphere
- BIBO stability (Bounded Input, Bounded Output stability), in signal processing and control theory, part of electrical engineering
- Directional stability, and the tendency for a body moving with respect to a medium to point in the direction of motion. In the context of arrows, darts, rockets and missiles this is also known as 'weathercock stability'.
- Chemical stability, occurring when a substance is in a dynamic chemical equilibrium with its environment
- Ecological stability, measure of the probability of a population returning quickly to a previous state, or not going extinct
- Economic stability
- Numerical stability, a property of numerical algorithms which describes how errors in the input data propagate through the algorithm
- Plasma stability, a measure of how likely a perturbation in a plasma is to be damped out
- Relaxed stability, the property of inherently unstable aircraft
- Stability conditions of waterborne vessels.
- Stability (probability), a property of probability distributions
- Stability radius, a property of continuous polynomial functions
- Stability theory, the study of the stability of solutions to differential equations and dynamical systems
- Stability (computer software), the degree to which software can be run over periods of time without crashing or otherwise malfunctioning.
- The Stability E.P., a 2002 three song EP by Death Cab for Cutie
- Network stability, the tendency of maximum delay and backlog in a network to grow indefinitely over time or to stay bounded

See also:

- Stable (disambiguation)
- Homeostasis
- Equilibrium (disambiguation)
- Balance
- Instability
- Fault-tolerant system
- Bicycle and motorcycle dynamics

stability in Arabic: مفهوم الاستقرار

stability in Czech: Stabilita

stability in German: Stabilität

stability in Spanish: Estabilidad

stability in French: Stabilité

stability in Dutch: Stabiliteit

stability in Russian: Устойчивость

stability in Chinese: 穩定性

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abidingness, abnegation, abstinence, accordance, age, antiquity, application, assiduity, assiduousness, authenticity, authoritativeness,
body, bulldog tenacity,
calculability,
calm, calmness, ceaselessness, changelessness, coeternity, cohesion, concentration, concreteness, consecutiveness,
conservatism,
consistency,
consonance, constancy, constant flow,
constraint, continence, continualness, continuance, continuity, continuousness, control, cool, correspondence, defeat of
time, defiance of time, density, dependability, determination, diligence, dispassion, diuturnity, dogged
perseverance, doggedness, durability, durableness, duration, endlessness, endurance, engrossment, equability, equanimity, equilibrium, eternalness, eternity, evenness, ever-duringness,
everlastingness,
everness, faithworthiness,
featurelessness,
fidelity, firmness, fixedness, foreverness, frozenness, fullness, gaplessness, gentleness, golden mean,
happy medium, hardening, hardness, homogeneity, immobility, immovability, immovableness, immutability, impartiality, incessancy, indefatigability,
indestructibility,
industriousness,
industry, infinite
duration, infinity,
insistence, insistency, interminability,
invariability,
invariableness,
inveteracy, invincibility, jointlessness, judiciousness,
juste-milieu, lastingness, lenity, long standing,
long-lastingness, long-livedness, longevity, loyalty, maintenance, mass, materiality, meden agan,
middle way, mildness,
moderateness,
moderation, moderationism, monolithism, monotony, neutrality, never-endingness,
nonviolence, nothing
in excess, obstinacy,
pacifism, palpability, patience, patience of Job,
perdurability,
perennation,
perenniality,
perennialness,
permanence, permanency, perpetualness, perpetuity, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinaciousness,
pertinacity,
plenitude, plodding, plugging, ponderability, predictability, preoccupation, prudence, quiescence, relentlessness, reliability, repose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, restraint, rigidity, seamlessness, secureness, security, sedulity, sedulousness,
self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint,
sempiternity,
serenity,
single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slogging, smoothness, sobriety, solidity, solidness, soundness, stableness, stamina, standing, stasis, staunchness, staying power,
steadfastness,
steadiness, steady
state, stick-to-itiveness, stoutness, strength, stubbornness, sturdiness, substance, substantiality, substantialness,
successiveness,
survival, survivance, tangibility, temper, temperance, temperateness, tenaciousness, tenacity, timelessness, tirelessness, torpor, toughness, tranquillity, trustworthiness,
unbrokenness,
unceasingness,
unchangeability,
unchangingness,
undifferentiation,
unerringness,
unexcessiveness,
unextravagance,
unextremeness,
uniformity, unintermittedness,
uninterruptedness,
uninterruption,
unity, unrelievedness, unremittingness,
unruffledness,
unswerving attention, validity, via
media