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stability Line breaks: sta¦bil|ity
Pronunciation: /stəˈbɪlɪti/

Definition of stability in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The state of being stable: there are fears for the political stability of the area
More example sentences
  • Preserving their own economic stability in the medium term is the best any countries can now hope for.
  • My Government will maintain its key commitment to economic stability and growth.
  • He has junked safety and economic stability for the average citizen and pursued his own aims.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French stablete, from Latin stabilitas, from stabilis 'stable'.

Words that rhyme with stability

ability, agility, civility, debility, docility, edibility, facility, fertility, flexility, fragility, futility, gentility, hostility, humility, imbecility, infantility, juvenility, liability, mobility, nihility, nobility, nubility, puerility, senility, servility, sterility, tactility, tranquillity (US tranquility), usability, utility, versatility, viability, virility, volatility

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