stability
The condition of being stable or resistant to change.
- denture s. the quality of a denture to be firm, steady, constant, and resistant to change of position when functional forces are applied. SYN: stabilization (2).
- detrusor s. the property of a detrusor to accommodate increasing bladder volume without significant increase in detrusor pressure and without involuntary detrusor contraction.
- dimensional s. the property of a material to retain its size and form.
- endemic s. a situation in which all factors influencing disease occurrence are relatively stable, resulting in little fluctuation in disease incidence over time; changes in one or more of these factors ( e.g., reduction in proportion of individuals with immunity from exposure to infectious agent) can lead to an unstable situation in which major disease outbreaks occur. SYN: enzootic s..
- enzootic s. SYN: endemic s..
- suspension s. a very slow sedimentation rate.

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sta·bil·i·ty stə-'bil-ət-ē n, pl -ties the quality, state, or degree of being stable <emotional \stability> <chemical \stability>

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sta·bil·i·ty (stə-bilґĭ-te) the quality of maintaining a stable character in the presence of forces threatening to disturb it; resistance to change.

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