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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stability  \Sta*bil"i*ty\,  n.  [L.  stabilitas  cf  F. 
  stabilit['e].  See  {Stable},  a.] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  stable,  or  firm;  steadiness; 
  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  contary  qualities. 
  --Boyle. 
 
  Syn:  Steadiness;  stableness;  constancy;  immovability; 
  firmness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stability 
  n  1:  the  quality  or  attribute  of  being  stable  [syn:  {stableness}] 
  [ant:  {instability},  {instability}] 
  2:  a  stable  order  [ant:  {instability}] 
  3:  the  quality  of  being  free  from  change  or  variation  [syn:  {constancy}] 
  [ant:  {inconstancy}] 




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