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Definition of STABILITY

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Stability \Sta*bil"i*ty\ (st[.a]*b[i^]l"[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. stabilitas; cf. F. stabilit['e]. See {Stable}, a.]
     1. The state or quality of being stable, or firm; steadiness; stableness; firmness; strength to stand without being moved or overthrown; as, the stability of a structure; the stability of a throne or a constitution. [1913 Webster]

     2. Steadiness or firmness of character; firmness of resolution or purpose; the quality opposite to {fickleness}, {irresolution}, or {inconstancy}; constancy; steadfastness; as, a man of little stability, or of unusual stability. [1913 Webster]

     3. Fixedness; -- as opposed to {fluidity}.
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              Since fluidness and stability are contrary qualities.                            --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Steadiness; stableness; constancy; immovability; firmness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

226 Moby Thesaurus words for "stability": 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


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