Instability



[in-stuh-bil-i-tee] /ˌɪn stəˈbɪl ɪ ti/

noun
1.
the quality or state of being unstable; lack of stability or firmness.
2.
the tendency to behave in an unpredictable, changeable, or erratic manner:
emotional instability.
/ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
lack of stability or steadiness
2.
tendency to variable or unpredictable behaviour
3.
(physics) a fast growing disturbance or wave in a plasma
n.

early 15c., from Middle French instabilite “inconstancy,” from Latin instabilitatem (nominative instabilitas) “unsteadiness,” from instabilis “unsteady,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + stabilis (see stable (2)).

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