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.
[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 […]
verb (used with object), stabilized, stabilizing. 1. to make or hold stable, firm, or steadfast. 2. to maintain at a given or unfluctuating level or quantity: The government will try to stabilize the cost of living. 3. Aeronautics. to put or keep (an aircraft) in stable equilibrium, as by some special device. verb (used without […]
noun 1. a person or thing that stabilizes. 2. Aeronautics. a device for stabilizing an aircraft, as the fixed, horizontal tail surface on an airplane. Compare horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer. 3. Nautical. a mechanical device for counteracting the roll of a vessel, consisting of a pair of retractable fins so pivoted as to oppose a […]