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noun [uncountable] American English pronunciation: stability /stəˈbɪləti/
  1. 1
    a situation in which things happen as they should and there are no harmful changes

    political/economic/social stability

    The rise of nationalism could threaten the stability of Europe.

    The manager's first task is to bring some stability to the team.

    1. a.
      a condition in which someone's mind or emotional state is healthy

      The program helps people with mental illness regain stability.

      The stability of a child in normal family life is so valuable.

  2. 2
    the ability of something to remain balanced and not fall or shake

    The new covering will not affect the stability of the roof structure.

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