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stable

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

(stā'bĕl),
Steady; not varying; resistant to change.
See also: stabile.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sta·ble

(stā'bĕl)
Steady; not varying; resistant to change.
See also: stabile
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
"The police imagine, I take it, that this Fitzroy Simpson, having drugged the lad, and having in some way obtained a duplicate key, opened the stable door and took out the horse, with the intention, apparently, of kidnapping him altogether.
"Why should he take the horse out of the stable? If he wished to injure it why could he not do it there?
But a new element has been introduced into the case which may account for his leading the horse from the stable."
I have also examined every stable and out-house in Tavistock, and for a radius of ten miles."
The six horses were so close together that a carpet could have covered them, but half way up the yellow of the Mapleton stable showed to the front.
24 (BNA): The second and final day of Bahrain Arabian Horseshow saw strong competition between the competing stables from Bahrain and GCC countries.
The first contest was dominated by the mare De Casba of Al Nibras Stables, scoring 90.63 points.
More than 50 riders from different stables took part in yesterday's event.
Driving and travelling the length and breadth of Ireland for, in some cases, over eight hours on bad roads and in heavy traffic is hard enough without having to arrive at a race track to find no stables, no proper canteen facilities and no water pressure.
The full-cast dramatization keeps the action moving right along, with appropriate animal sounds to portray the stables and racing activities.
Participants will come from different stables, including 21 riders representing the Royal Endurance Team.