Pronunciation: (stu-bil'i-tē),[key] —n., —pl.-ties. 1. the state or quality of being stable.
2. firmness in position.
3. continuance without change; permanence.
4. Chem.resistance or the degree of resistance to chemical change or disintegration.
5. resistance to change, esp. sudden change or deterioration: The stability of the economy encourages investment. 6. steadfastness; constancy, as of character or purpose: The job calls for a great deal of emotional stability. 7. Aeron.the ability of an aircraft to return to its original flying position when abruptly displaced.
8. Rom. Cath. Ch.a vow taken by a Benedictine monk, binding him to residence for life in the same monastery in which he made the vow.