Definition of stability in English:

stability

noun

  • [mass noun] The state of being stable:

    ‘there are fears for the political stability of the area’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The resources found in new areas will be critical to ensuring global energy stability.’
    • ‘He has junked safety and economic stability for the average citizen and pursued his own aims.’
    • ‘Having three good nourishing meals a day will generate a sense of well-being and 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.’
    • ‘Daniel said that the centre had given him support and stability through hard times.’
    • ‘By leaning forward, it is possible to alter the positioning and stability of the machine.’
    • ‘Sustainable economic growth in the region is also crucial to regional stability.’
    • ‘Since when has toughness been a prerequisite for a leader who can give his people stability and peace?’
    • ‘It is a judgement to be taken in the interests of peace, stability and reconciliation.’
    • ‘The geometry on this racquet aids the beginner by increasing stability and power.’
    • ‘They need and deserve stability if they are to make the most of their educational opportunities.’
    • ‘Preserving their own economic stability in the medium term is the best any countries can now hope for.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Wings on the hull sides create stability and lift to prevent the boat from flipping over.’
    • ‘We can't go back to the old days of stop go, boom bust, we've got to have that stability.’
    • ‘The club badly needs some form of stability after the chaos of recent years.’
    • ‘We have had a high turnover of leaders over the last ten years which means there isn't much 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/