stable

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈsteɪ.bəl/, SAMPA: /"stEi.b@l/
  • Hyphenation: sta‧ble

Adjective[change]

Positive
stable

Comparative
more stable

Superlative
most stable

Positive
stable

Comparative
stabler

Superlative
stablest

  1. If something is stable, it is unlikely to move or change.
    That number has remained relatively stable over the years.
    Ghana is often cited as one of the most stable democracies in West Africa.
    Five of the six victims remained hospitalized Tuesday in stable condition.
    Children need a stable environment at home.
    Our bodies maintain a stable body temperature.
    These young adults have relatively close and stable relationships with their parents.
    The Middle East is less stable today than at any time in the past quarter century.
    Each couple must on average have slightly more than two children if a population is to remain stable.
    Iron-57 and iron-58 are fairly stable, but iron-59 decays to cobalt-59 in a month.
  2. If you are stable, you are calm and don't get upset easily.
    I'm a lot more stable than I was as a teen.
    Feeling happy, secure, and stable with the guy you're dating doesn't mean he's boring.

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Noun[change]

Singular
stable

Plural
stables

A horse in a stable
  1. (countable) A stable is a building for housing animals like horses and cows.