AskDefine | Define stability

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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]

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  1. The condition of being stable.
  2. The tendency to recover from perturbations.


condition of being stable
tendency to recover from perturbations

Extensive Definition

Stability can refer to:
See also:
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

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