|Origin:||estable, from Latin stabilis, from stare 'to stand'|
Related topics: Chemistry
steady and not likely to move or change [≠ unstable; ↪ stability]:
A wide base will make the structure much more stable.
in a stable condition British English /in stable condition American English
He is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.
Children like a stable environment.
calm, reasonable, and not easy to upset [≠ unstable]:
He was clearly not a very stable person.
a stable substance tends to stay in the same chemical or atomic state [≠ unstable]