Definition of stability noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//stəˈbɪləti//
; NAmE NAmE//stəˈbɪləti//
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the quality or state of being steady and not changing or being disturbed in any way (= the quality of being stable) political/economic/social stability the stability of the dollar on the world’s money markets price stability Being back with their family should provide emotional stability for the children. The country is now enjoying a period of relative stability and prosperity. opposite instability Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French stablete, from Latin stabilitas, from stabilis ‘stable’.Word Familystable adjective (unstable)stability noun (instability)stabilize verbExtra examples The country was enjoying a period of political stability. The policy should bring greater monetary stability to the country. These actions may threaten the overall stability of the system. They believe that religion enhances family stability. communities that have a high degree of stability the need for peace and stability in the Middle East
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