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stability

sta·bil·i·ty

stability

 
pronunciation:
st bI lih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: stabilities
definition: the condition or quality of being stable.
After years of war and turmoil, the small nation seems to have finally achieved stability.
synonyms:
balance, constancy, fastness, firmness, solidity, steadfastness, steadiness
antonyms:
fluctuation, flux, instability
similar words:
mind
Word Parts
The word stability contains the following parts:
sta, stat, stant, -stance Latin and Greek root that means stand, standing, stablize
synonyms:
sist
 
-ability, -ibility, -bility, -ubility Latin noun-forming suffix that means ability to do, be, or undergo
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All adjectives ending in "-able," "-ible," "-uble" and "-ble" can combine with the suffix "-ity" to form nouns ending in -ability , -ibility , -ubility , or -bility .