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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.

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

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]
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

instability

instability

noun
1. The quality or condition of being physically unsteady:
2. The quality or condition of being erratic and undependable:
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

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

instability

nInstabilität f; (of character also)Labilität f

instability

[ˌɪnstəˈbɪlɪtɪ] ninstabilità

instability

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

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

in·sta·bil·i·ty

n. inestabilidad.

instability

n inestabilidad f
References in classic literature ?
Do not think me unkind for such an exercise of my power, nor accuse me of instability without first hearing my reasons.
No matter how earnestly we strive against each other, we remain brothers on the lowest side of our intellect and in the instability of our feelings.
Only one face at the table was a reminder of the instability of his fortunes
The recognition did not lessen the reality, the poignancy of the revelation by any suggestion or promise of instability. The past was nothing to her; offered no lesson which she was willing to heed.
``Not more than a drought of St Dunstan's fountain will allay,'' answered the priest; ``something there is of a whizzing in my brain, and of instability in my legs, but you shall presently see both pass away.''
Thus saith Cide Hamete the Mahometan philosopher; for there are many that by the light of nature alone, without the light of faith, have a comprehension of the fleeting nature and instability of this present life and the endless duration of that eternal life we hope for; but our author is here speaking of the rapidity with which Sancho's government came to an end, melted away, disappeared, vanished as it were in smoke and shadow.
The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public councils, have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have everywhere perished; as they continue to be the favorite and fruitful topics from which the adversaries to liberty derive their most specious declamations.
Its instability startled me extremely, and I had a queer reminiscence of the childish days when I used to be forbidden to meddle.
instability, and the other to its derision for disappointed hopes, and involving them both in misery of the acutest kind."
Above all, he felt the instability and unnaturalness of his relations with his wife.
The only thing that was pleasant to him in that odious tableau -- such is the instability of the human mind -- was the sullen face of Grimaud, for whom he had at first conceived such a hatred and who now was all his hope.
Kazeh.--The Noisy Market-place.--The Appearance of the Balloon.--The Wangaga.--The Sons of the Moon.--The Doctor's Walk.--The Population of the Place.--The Royal Tembe.--The Sultan's Wives.--A Royal Drunken-Bout.-- Joe an Object of Worship.--How they Dance in the Moon.--A Reaction.-- Two Moons in one Sky.--The Instability of Divine Honors.