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Definition: Stable equilibrium
(st[=a]"b'l), a. [OF. estable, F. stable, fr.
L. stabilis, fr. stare to stand. See Stand
, v. i. and cf.
1. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or
overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government.
In this region of chance, . . . where nothing is
2. Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not
easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering;
as, a man of stable character.
And to her husband ever meek and stable. --Chaucer.
3. Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a
stable foundation; a stable position.
4. (Physics) So placed as to resist forces tending to cause
motion; of such structure as to resist distortion or
molecular or chemical disturbance; -- said of any body or
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(Mech.), the kind of equilibrium of a
body so placed that if disturbed it returns to its former
position, as in the case when the center of gravity is
below the point or axis of support; -- opposed to
, in which the body if disturbed
does not tend to return to its former position, but to
move farther away from it, as in the case of a body
supported at a point below the center of gravity. Cf.
, under Neutral
Syn: Fixed; steady; constant; abiding; strong; durable; firm.