Definition of metastability in English:

metastability

noun

Physics
  • See metastable

    • ‘We suspect that this variety of measured values comes either from metastability effects or from differences in experimental conditions.’
    • ‘A useful term to describe this is metastability: immune networks provide evidence for an ongoing process of individuation, itself a more or less chaotic process.’
    • ‘Indeed, the best calculations today confirm the metastability of this ring.’
    • ‘The metastability is with respect to solid-liquid coexistence, that is, the solutions are supersaturated.’
    • ‘To our knowledge, this is the first theoretical prediction of the metastability of the stalk itself.’

Pronunciation

metastability

/ˌmɛtəstəˈbɪlɪti/