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stable

 [sta´b'l]
not readily subject to change.

sta·ble

(stā'bĕl),
Steady; not varying; resistant to change.
See also: stabile.

stable

/sta·ble/ (sta´b'l)
1. not moving, fixed, firm.
2. constant (def. 1).

stable

(stā′bəl)
adj.
1. Resistant to change of position or condition.
2. Not showing or marked by erratic or volatile emotions or behavior.
3. Having no known mode of decay; indefinitely long-lived. Used of atomic particles.
4. Not easily decomposed or otherwise modified chemically.

stable

[stā′bəl]
Etymology: L, stabilis, firm
remaining unchanged.

sta·ble

(stā'bĕl)
Steady; not varying; resistant to change; often used to describe the opposite of hypermobility in respect to joints.
See also: stabile

stable

1. Of an ill person, in a currently unchanging state, neither improving nor deteriorating.
2. Of a personality, not liable to mental disturbances or abnormal behaviour.

stable

state of an object when its centre of gravity lies centrally within its base of support

sta·ble

(stā'bĕl)
Steady; not varying; resistant to change.
See also: stabile

stable,

adj the term applied to a substance that has no tendency to decompose spontaneously. As applied to chemical compounds, it denotes their ability to resist chemical alterations.
stable isotope,
n See isotope.

stable

1. animal accommodation, usually for horses.
2. to accommodate an animal in a stable as distinct from running at pasture.
3. steady; not easily swayed.

stable blackleg
caused by the germination of latent spores of Clostridium septicum in tissues. The clinical disease is similar to blackleg.
stable cough
any of the viral diseases of the upper respiratory tract of horses, but most commonly equine influenza.
stable fly
stable footrot
see stable footrot.
References in classic literature ?
The whole seemingly monotonous and uncompanionable half-dozen, stabled together, may pass the long wet hours when the door is shut in livelier communication than is held in the servants' hall or at the Dedlock Arms, or may even beguile the time by improving (perhaps corrupting) the pony in the loose-box in the corner.
When an acre of ground has produced long and well, we let it lie fallow and rest for a season; we take no man clear across the continent in the same coach he started in--the coach is stabled somewhere on the plains and its heated machinery allowed to cool for a few days; when a razor has seen long service and refuses to hold an edge, the barber lays it away for a few weeks, and the edge comes back of its own accord.
U-Dor, whose riches are uncounted, and the brave O-Tar, whose squealing thoats are stabled within marble halls and fed from troughs of gold, can spare no crust to feed a starving girl.