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adjective stable pronunciation in British English /ˈsteɪb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    not changing frequently and not likely to suddenly become worse

    People have become accustomed to a stable economic situation.

    The marine environment is relatively stable.

    Children benefit from stable relationships within the family unit.

    1. a.
      if a seriously ill or injured person is stable, their condition is not getting worse

      Tonight the baby is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

  2. 2
    not likely to fall or move in the wrong way

    The tent is extremely stable even in very high winds.

    The suspension keeps the car stable when cornering.

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