sta·bil·i·ty /stəˈbɪlətɪ/ 名詞
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.
Syn: -- Steadiness; stableness; constancy; immovability; firmness.
n 1: the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast [syn: stableness]
[ant: instability, instability]
2: a stable order [ant: instability]
3: the quality of being free from change or variation [syn: constancy]