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stability

 [stah-bil´ĭ-te]
the quality of maintaining a constant character despite forces that threaten to disturb it.
emotional stability in the omaha system, reliable steadiness of temperament.

sta·bil·i·ty

(stă-bil'i-tē),
The condition of being stable or resistant to change.

stability

Pharmakokinetics
The capacity of a drug substance or a drug product to remain within specifications established to ensure its identity, strength, quality and purity throughout the retest period or expiration dating period, as appropriate.

sta·bil·i·ty

(stă-bil'i-tē)
The condition of being stable or resistant to change.

stability

the property of an object or body that determines how difficult it is to displace it to another position.

stability

condition where the line of action of body weight lies within the base of support (i.e. area beneath and between feet); the lower the centre of gravity and the larger the base of support, the greater the stability of the body; body stability is maintained by spinal reflexes

sta·bil·i·ty

(stă-bil'i-tē)
The condition of being stable or resistant to change.

stability,

n the quality of being physically or emotionally predictable, orderly, not readily moved.
stability barriers,
n.pl the specific conditions obstructing or interfering with the accessibility of services pertaining to oral health care, e.g., limited motion and assistive devices use, involuntary or abrupt movements, involuntary or violent actions potentially causing danger to the lives of the care provider and patient, and the inability of the patient to become comfortable with the space and procedures being performed.
stability, denture,
n the characteristic of a removable denture that resists forces that tend to alter the relationship between the denture base and its supporting bony foundation.
stability, dimensional,
n the property of a material that retains its size and form.
stability, emotional,
n the state of an individual that enables him or her to have appropriate feelings about common experiences and act in a rational manner.
References in classic literature ?
But now all desire for change had vanished, and the sight of the little enclosure gave him a warm sense of continuance and stability.
He had married (as most young men did) because he had met a perfectly charming girl at the moment when a series of rather aimless sentimental adventures were ending in premature disgust; and she had represented peace, stability, comradeship, and the steadying sense of an unescapable duty.
The aim which he sets before oligarchs or democracies is not the good life, but simple stability or permanence of the existing constitution.
He perceives the independence of the thought on the symbol, the stability of the thought, the accidency and fugacity of the symbol.
Moreover, he had a love affair of large and unusual dimensions and irregular circumstances and the still largely decorous British public learnt with reluctance and alarm that a sympathetic treatment of this affair was inseparable from the exclusive acquisition of the priceless secret of aerial stability by the British Empire.
All that brotherhood and sisterhood, and a common childhood in a common past mean, all the stability, the unambitious comradeship, and tacit understanding of family life at its best, came to his mind, and he thought of them as a company, of which he was the leader, bound on a difficult, dreary, but glorious voyage.
The paper lay directly beneath the clock, the two together seeming to represent stability in a changing world.
I always feared for the stability of the company," she was saying; "but it seems incredible that they should have failed for so enormous a sum--unless there has been some dishonest manipulation.
This news filled my mother's mind with foreboding doubts of the stability of her husband's grand speculation in America.
A heavy blue-gray metal much used in giving stability to
A brown, breezy man, in a blue jacket, with no hat on the curly head, which he shook now and then like a water dog; broad-shouldered, alert in his motions, and with a general air of strength and stability about him which pleased Rose, though she could not explain the feeling of comfort it gave her.
So, then, the stability of the solar system would not be deranged in ages to come.