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sta·bile(stā′bĭl, -bəl, -bīl′, -bēl′)
Immobile; unchangeable; stable.
An abstract sculpture, usually of sheet metal, resembling a mobile but having no moving parts.
[Latin stabilis, stable; see stable1.]
(Art Terms) arts a stationary abstract construction, usually of wire, metal, wood, etc. Compare mobile6a
1. fixed; stable
2. (Chemistry) resistant to chemical change
[C18: from Latin stabilis]
sta•bile(adj. ˈsteɪ bɪl, -bəl; esp. Brit. -baɪl; n. ˈsteɪ bil; esp. Brit. -baɪl)
1. fixed in position; stable.
2. resistant to physical or chemical change.n.
3. an abstract sculpture consisting of immobile units constructed of sheet metal, wire, etc., attached to fixed supports. Compare mobile (def. 8).
[1790–1800; < Latin: neuter of stabilis stable2]
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|Noun||1.||stabile - a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support|
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
mobile - sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
|Adj.||1.||stabile - (chemistry, physics, biology) resistant to change|
stable - resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"
|2.||stabile - not able or intended to be moved; "the immovable hills"|
immobile - not capable of movement or of being moved