• WordNet 3.6
    • v stabilize make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium "The drug stabilized her blood pressure","stabilize prices"
    • v stabilize become stable or more stable "The economy stabilized"
    • v stabilize support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: More than 100 years ago, the felt hat makers of England used mercury to stabilize wool. Most of them eventually became poisoned by the fumes, as demonstrated by the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Breathing mercury's fumes over a long period of time will cause erethism, a disorder characterized by nervousness, irritability, and strange personality changes.
    • stabilize To render stable. Also spelled stabilise.
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  • Sir Ronald Mason
    Sir Ronald Mason
    “The emotional security and political stability in this country entitle us to be a nuclear power.”
  • Lynn White
    Lynn White
    “We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability.”
  • Mary Baker Eddy
    “Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    “World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it”
  • John Stuart Mill
    “A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.”
  • Craig Mary
    Craig Mary
    “The presence of a long-term, conscious goal has helped me maintain stability through the ubiquitous changes of over half a century.”


In literature:

Stability of the Empire.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume X" by John Lord
The only stability, for society must be in the character of its individual members.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
Is there any country which shows at once as much stability and as much susceptibility to change as ours?
"Impressions of Theophrastus Such" by George Eliot
Wheels have been placed loose upon the axle, but they have less stability, and are not now much used.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
Part of the tower had been shot away, and its stability was uncertain.
"A Surgeon in Belgium" by Henry Sessions Souttar
On such things the stability of the organization depends.
"Industrial Progress and Human Economics" by James Hartness
Mr. G. assured me that he places no confidence in these declarations, nor in the stability of the Sacs and Foxes.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
No other man lends such steadiness and stability to our national life.
"The Fight For Conservation" by Gifford Pinchot
They made a little cargo that gave her stability at once.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
Besides this stability of natural things, the multiform interests of the two sections would, in the main, continue as they are.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The goddess Sati presenting periods of years, and life, stability, power, and sovereignty to the son of Osiris.
"Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life" by E. A. Wallis Budge
It was quite true that a comparatively small amount of money would restore the stability of his firm.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
When ministry rests upon public opinion, it is not indeed built upon a rock of adamant; it has, however, some stability.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Representation is the panacea against popular disaffection and for assuring governmental stability.
"Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.)" by C. H. Thomas
In the former days, the strength of a man, or of an estate, or a business, was its stability.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The stability of the nervous system is dependent upon the proper development of the fundamental centers.
"The Social Emergency" by Various
But he was extraordinarily deficient in stability of purpose.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
This is the policy which will tend more than any other to the stability of Imperial rule.
"Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913" by Evelyn Baring
To this fact some have attributed the stability of the Chinese Empire and the permanence of her political and social institutions.
"China and the Chinese" by Herbert Allen Giles
We rebel against all organization and all stability.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey

In poetry:

At the beginning of the week
A strictly rigid path I seek,
And vow the only state for me,
In finance, is stability;
I sternly view all borrowing
As an absurd and evil thing.
"Inevitable" by C J Dennis

In news:

A West Virginia business has secured a $55 million federal contract to continue stabilization and safety improvements at Bluestone Dam in Hinton.
Oscar winner David Parfitt says Gov't backing of production regime until 2015 provides a healthy stability to sector.
Rating agency reaffirms Gloucester County's high bond rating , financial stability.
Cut out a piece of stabilizer large enough to generously cover the bow tie and pin behind the bow tie on the inside of the onesie.
Prices are stabilizing as more deals take place.
Long-term Fiscal Stability Commission, run by Democrats, was a real charade .
Gabriele Stabile for The New York Times.
After years of bad news, recent US job reports suggest market stabilization.
Bulgaria's cigarette excise tax stability leads to big drop in illicit trade.
United's announcement that it will "study" pension payments casts uncertainty into the lives of the thousands of United pilots who already have contributed massively to the stability and reorganization of United Airlines.
All work will focus on bug fixing and stability issues before the official release in November.
After more than five years of turmoil, the US genuine mahogany market has finally stabilized, and the country's housing crisis can take credit for that.
Dairy market price plunge follows two weeks of stability.
Looking to build up that core for more stability and only have access to a medicine ball .
Steadicam upgraded one of our favorite compact camera stabilizers at CES 2012 with the Merlin 2.

In science:

Shlomi Dolev and Jennifer Welch, “Self-Stabilizing Clock Synchronization in the Presence of Byzantine Faults,” Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Self-Stabilizing Systems, UNLV, May 1995.
Randomization Adaptive Self-Stabilization
Invariant measure, weak* topology, optimal transport problem, exponential stability, Liapunov stability, attractors.
Stability of invariant measures
We now show that various notions of stability, including Lyapunov stability, attracting sets, asymptotic stability, and Nekhoroshev stability, generalize well to invariant measures.
Stability of invariant measures
The solid's stability over time is explained in by using the stochastic property of the frequency stability of a random sequence.
Algorithmic complexity and randomness in elastic solids
We show that this is indeed the case for the properties of ω -categoricity, ω -stability, and stability.
Randomizations of models as metric structures
First we obtain the stability of generalized Jensen equation by difference Hyers sequences of and , and then we establish the superstability and generalized Hyers–Ulam stability of ternary Jordan homomorphisms associated to this equation.
Stability of ternary Jordan homomorphisms and derivations associated to the generalized Jensen equation
Let us briefly recall the definition of the (stabilized) Cuntz semigroup in terms of the positive elements of the stabilization of the algebra (see and ).
Classification of homomorphisms from $C_0(0,1]$ to a C*-algebra
In this paper we show that the discrete stability of non-negative integer random variables is a particular case of stability with respect to the thinning operation of point processes defined on a rather general phase space.
Stability for random measures, point processes and discrete semigroups
More importantly, belief propagation algorithm is also applicable to quantum stabilizer codes whose generators of the stabilizer is sparse.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
To determine the stability properties of the upper equilibrium point (π , 0), we plotted the stability parameter ∆, defined in Eq. (10), versus the rescaled magnitude of the multiplicative noise δ , for different values of Γ and ε.
Emergence of stability in a stochastically driven pendulum: beyond the Kapitsa effect
Our analysis showed that globally stable clusters could only exist in two forms: (1) cool cores stabilized by both AGN feedback and conduction, or (2) non-cool cores stabilized primarily by conduction1 .
Could AGN Outbursts Transform Cool Core Clusters?
We define G(q)P to be the stabilizer in G(q) of Z and G(k)P to be the stabilizer of the highest weight space (of weight ω2) in ∧2 (V ).
Some simple modules for classical groups and $p$-ranks of orthogonal and Hermitian geometries
However, it is not known whether there exists an algorithm deciding Matrix Product Stability; even the binary (|B | = 2) case is as hard as the general stability problem, see and (we also prove this in Lemma 46).
On Continuous Weighted Finite Automata
Bridgeland introduced the notion of a stability condition on a triangulated category C in and proved that the set of locally-finite stability conditions forms a complex manifold Stab(C ).
Stability conditions, torsion theories and tilting
The group Aut(C ) of automorphisms acts continuously on the space Stab(C ) (Z , P ) (cid:55)→ (cid:0)Z ◦ α−1 , α(P )(cid:1) . of stability conditions with an automorphism α acting by There is also a free action of C on any space of stability conditions given by λ · (Z , P (ϕ)) = (exp(iπλ)Z , P (ϕ + Reλ)) .
Stability conditions, torsion theories and tilting