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in·sta·bil·i·ty

 (ĭn′stə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·sta·bil·i·ties
The quality or condition of being unstable: economic instability; emotional instability.
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instability

(ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. lack of stability or steadiness
2. (Psychology) tendency to variable or unpredictable behaviour
3. (General Physics) physics a fast growing disturbance or wave in a plasma
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in•sta•bil•i•ty

(ˌɪn stəˈbɪl ɪ ti)

n.
1. the quality or state of being unstable; lack of stability.
2. the tendency to behave in an unpredictable or erratic manner: emotional instability.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.instability - an unstable order
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
stability - a stable order (especially of society)
2.instability - unreliability attributable to being unstable
undependability, undependableness, unreliability, unreliableness - the trait of not being dependable or reliable
3.instability - a lack of balance or state of disequilibriuminstability - a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium; "a hormonal imbalance"
disequilibrium - loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
4.instability - the quality or attribute of being unstable and irresoluteinstability - the quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute
unsteadiness - the quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable
shakiness - the quality of being unstable and insecure; "the shakiness of the present regime"
stability, stableness - the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast
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instability

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instability

noun
1. The quality or condition of being physically unsteady:
2. The quality or condition of being erratic and undependable:
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Translations
عَدَم إسْتِقْرارعَدَمُ الثَّبَاتُ
nestálost
uligevægtustabilitetustadighed
epävakaisuus
nestabilnost
óstöîugleiki
不安定
불안정
nestabilitāte
instabilitet
ความไม่แน่นอน
dengesizlikkararsızlık
tính không ổn định

instability

[ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ninestabilidad f
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instability

[ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪti] n
[place, situation] → instabilité f; [economy] → instabilité f
political instability → instabilité politique
economic instability → instabilité économique
[person] → instabilité f
mental instability → instabilité mentale
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instability

nInstabilität f; (of character also)Labilität f
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instability

[ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪtɪ] ninstabilità
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instability

(instəˈbiləti) noun
lack of stability or steadiness eg of personality.
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instability

عَدَمُ الثَّبَاتُ nestálost ustabilitet Instabilität αστάθεια inestabilidad epävakaisuus instabilité nestabilnost instabilità 不安定 불안정 instabiliteit ustabilitet niestałość instabilidade нестабильность instabilitet ความไม่แน่นอน dengesizlik tính không ổn định 不稳定
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in·sta·bil·i·ty

n. inestabilidad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

instability

n inestabilidad f
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Coupled with other down side risks such as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and the high fiscal deficits and trade imbalances in the USA, high unemployment rates in the USA and Europe that dampen private consumption, and the political instabilities in North Africa and the Middle East, Schade is pessimistic about the level of growth this year.
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