noun, plural stabilities.
the state or quality of being stable.
firmness in position.
continuance without change; permanence.
Chemistry. resistance or the degree of resistance to chemical change or disintegration.
resistance to change, especially sudden change or deterioration:
The stability of the economy encourages investment.
steadfastness; constancy, as of character or purpose:
The job calls for a great deal of emotional stability.
Aeronautics. the ability of an aircraft to return to its original flying position when abruptly displaced.
Roman Catholic Church. a vow taken by a Benedictine monk, binding him to residence for life in the same monastery in which he made the vow.
noun (pl) -ties
the quality of being stable
the ability of an aircraft to resume its original flight path after inadvertent displacement
the condition of an air or water mass characterized by no upward movement
the degree of susceptibility of an air mass to disturbance by convection currents
(ecology) the ability of an ecosystem to resist change
(electrical engineering) the ability of an electrical circuit to cope with changes in the operational conditions
a vow taken by every Benedictine monk attaching him perpetually to the monastery where he is professed
stability sta·bil·i·ty (stə-bĭl’ĭ-tē)
The condition of being stable or resistant to change.
- Stability pact
noun 1. an agreement between the member states of the EU which have joined the single currency, the aim of which is to secure the currency’s stability by imposing fines on member states whose budget deficits exceed 3 per cent of their gross domestic product
[stey-buh-li-zey-shuh n] /ˌsteɪ bə lɪˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of stabilizing or the state of being stabilized. 2. Also called stabilization process. Photography. a process for making temporary black-and-white prints using special sensitized paper (stabilization paper) that can be rapidly processed through one or two solutions that quickly develop and stabilize the […]
noun 1. a monetary reserve established by a country to provide funds for maintaining the official exchange rates of its currency by equalizing the buying and selling of foreign exchange.
noun, Photography. 1. a print made by the stabilization process.