Stability

Definition of Stability

Sta`bil´i`ty   Pronunciation: stå`bĭl´ĭ`tŷ
n.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.
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.
3.Fixedness; - as opposed to fluidity.
Since fluidness and stability are contrary qualities.
- Boyle.

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