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Meaning of INSTABILITY

Pronunciation:  `instu'bilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality or attribute of being unstable
  2. [n]  unreliability attributable to being unstable
  3. [n]  an unstable order
  4. [n]  a state of disequilibrium (as may occur in cases of inner ear disease)
 

INSTABILITY is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: imbalance, unbalance, unstableness
 
 Antonyms: balance, stability, stability, stableness
 
 See Also: disequilibrium, disorder, ricketiness, shakiness, undependability, undependableness, unreliability, unreliableness, unsteadiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`sta*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Instabilities}. [L.
instabilitas: cf. F. instabilit['e].]
1. The quality or condition of being unstable; want of
   stability, firmness, or steadiness; liability to give way
   or to fail; insecurity; precariousness; as, the
   instability of a building.

2. Lack of determination of fixedness; inconstancy;
   fickleness; mutability; changeableness; as, instability of
   character, temper, custom, etc. --Addison.

Syn: Inconstancy; fickleness; changeableness; wavering;
     unsteadiness; unstableness.

 
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