Stability

Sta*bil"i*ty

(st*bl"*t), n. [L. stabilitas; cf. F. stabilit. See Stable, a.] 1. The state or quality of being stable, or firm; steadiness; stableness; firmness; strength to stand without being moved or overthrown; as, the stability of a structure; the stability of a throne or a constitution.
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2. Steadiness or firmness of character; firmness of resolution or purpose; the quality opposite to fickleness, irresolution, or inconstancy; constancy; steadfastness; as, a man of little stability, or of unusual stability.
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3. Fixedness; -- as opposed to fluidity.
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Since fluidness and stability are contrary qualities.
Boyle.
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Syn. -- Steadiness; stableness; constancy; immovability; firmness.
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