Definition of stability in English:

stability

noun

mass noun
  • The state of being stable.

    ‘there are fears for the political stability of the area’
    • ‘We have had a high turnover of leaders over the last ten years which means there isn't much stability.’
    • ‘Sustainable economic growth in the region is also crucial to regional stability.’
    • ‘The geometry on this racquet aids the beginner by increasing stability and power.’
    • ‘Wings on the hull sides create stability and lift to prevent the boat from flipping over.’
    • ‘He has junked safety and economic stability for the average citizen and pursued his own aims.’
    • ‘The club badly needs some form of stability after the chaos of recent years.’
    • ‘They need and deserve stability if they are to make the most of their educational opportunities.’
    • ‘It is a judgement to be taken in the interests of peace, stability and reconciliation.’
    • ‘The resources found in new areas will be critical to ensuring global energy stability.’
    • ‘It is a mammoth task, but this is a great opportunity for us to set a budget which will give stability to the borough.’
    • ‘We can't go back to the old days of stop go, boom bust, we've got to have that stability.’
    • ‘Preserving their own economic stability in the medium term is the best any countries can now hope for.’
    • ‘By leaning forward, it is possible to alter the positioning and stability of the machine.’
    • ‘Increased political stability during the period led to the expansion of towns and trade.’
    • ‘This need for stability and groundedness is the product of two very different upbringings.’
    • ‘Daniel said that the centre had given him support and stability through hard times.’
    • ‘My Government will maintain its key commitment to economic stability and growth.’
    • ‘The primary objective of the monetary policy will be to secure price stability.’
    • ‘Since when has toughness been a prerequisite for a leader who can give his people stability and peace?’
    • ‘Having three good nourishing meals a day will generate a sense of well-being and stability.’
    firmness, solidity, steadiness, secureness, strength, fastness, stoutness, sturdiness, security, safety
    balance, balance of mind, mental health, soundness, rationality, reason, lucidity, lucidness, sense, sanity, saneness, right-mindedness
    steadiness, firmness, sureness, secureness, solidity, strength, durability, lasting nature, enduring nature, constancy, permanence, changelessness, invariability, immutability, indestructibility, reliability, dependability
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French stablete, from Latin stabilitas, from stabilis ‘stable’.

Pronunciation

stability

/stəˈbɪlɪti/