Sta*bil"i*ty (?), n. [L. stabilitas; cf. F. stabilit'e. See Stable, a.]
The state or quality of being stable, or firm; steadiness; firmness; strength to stand without being moved or overthrown; as, the stability of a structure; the stability of a throne or a constitution.
Steadiness or firmness of character, firmness of resolution or purpose; the quality opposite to fickleness, irresolution, or inconstancy; constancy; steadfastness; as, a man of little stability, or of unusual stability.
Fixedness; -- as opposed to fluidity.
Since fluidness and stability are contary qualities.
Syn. -- Steadiness; stableness; constancy; immovability; firmness.
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