• WordNet 3.6
    • adj stabile not able or intended to be moved "the immovable hills"
    • adj stabile (chemistry, physics, biology) resistant to change
    • n stabile a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support
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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.
    • stabile Fixed; firm: noting, in electrotherapeutics, an electrode which is kept applied to one part, as distinguished from a labile electrode, which is moved about over the surface.
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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:

Nor is it strange that we, who were scarcely an organized people, should have lacked this great witness to the vitality and stability of a race.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II." by Various
The first requisite to our prosperity is the continuity and stability of this economic policy.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Theodore Roosevelt
Time made this chief-rent permanent, and gave the tenant stability of title.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)" by William Hutton
He bade himself beware of woman and of drink, the two things most fatal to stability of judgement.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
His want of stability drove one of his ministers to jump out of a window.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
When good they are a safeguard against evil, give stability to our character, and are the law of perseverance in well-doing.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
The man must then try, through work or other proof of stability and seriousness, to win the father's approval.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
They were sanguinaries of a mental stability not to be shaken, while now!
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
At last the labor movement had become stabilized.
"A History of Trade Unionism in the United States" by Selig Perlman
From the first it had no elements of stability, being split up into groups, and subject to the fear of the Paris mob.
"Proportional Representation Applied To Party Government" by T. R. Ashworth and H. P. C. Ashworth

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:

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) meeting in Kazakhstan focused on how Central Asia could be affected by the possible spread of the Arab Spring – as well as failure to stabilize Afghanistan.
Assault on home challenges stability of country's first democratically elected government.
Vladimir Putin hails stability among his greatest achievements as president of Russia.
Stability clearly was the big selling point for Perlman and Osborne, who didn't want to commit to a league they didn't believe was viable in the long term.
Doug Gust 's win in the final round of the series secured him the championship and enabled the Precision Stabilizer to be undefeated in the Superquad Pro class.
A Republican majority would threaten policies to stabilize the economy, the president says during a radio interview, part of an effort to rally key Democratic constituencies.
As the euro crisis moves toward a decisive moment, the European Central Bank is under renewed pressure to stabilize the troubled currency union.
Little stability at heavyweight summit.
At a time when home values have declined and many families are struggling, Washington should not get in the way of Ohioans who are working hard to stabilize and improve their neighborhoods.
I realize the importance of maintaining peace, safety and stability in today's world, but was the front page photo and heading really necessary in Friday's edition.
The surge may stabilize the country sufficiently to allow the withdrawal of American troops (less likely).
Jacobi brought stability, direction.
Team looks for stability on offensive line.
But most UT fans expected him to stabilize it first.
The kiln 's wall needs to be stabilized.

In science:

Indeed Aut(M12 ) is the stabilizer in M24 of a pair of dodecads, the stabilizer of a single dodecad is a copy of M12 .
Finite simple groups and localization
These vectors are part of a triangle OAB and its stabilizer is the group H S , whereas its setwise stabilizer is Aut(H S ).
Finite simple groups and localization
The algebra S = kL is a stabilizer for V in the above sense, and is the unique subalgebra of A arising from a subgroup of G that is a stabilizer for V .
Clifford correspondence for algebras
We note that canonical stability implies microcanonical stability but the converse is wrong in general.
Generalized thermodynamics and Fokker-Planck equations. Applications to stellar dynamics, two-dimensional turbulence and Jupiter's great red spot
Since canonical stability implies microcanonical stability (but not the converse), the stability criterion (111) is stronger than (112).
Generalized thermodynamics and Fokker-Planck equations. Applications to stellar dynamics, two-dimensional turbulence and Jupiter's great red spot