A process ability to produce consistent results over time. Stability does not necessarily mean the process makes good products. 171
Condition foreseen by the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) in its convention as well as by the European Union in its Regulation (EC) 2100/94 on Community plant variety rights in order to grant a breeder's right. A plant variety will be stable as long as its relevant characteristics remain the same after repeated propagation or, in the case of a concrete cycle of propagation, at the end of such cycle. (FR:Stabilité (Droits d'obtenteur de variétés))
Solution to a problem is stable if a small modification in the conditions of the problem does not change the solution too much. How much is much depends of course on the problem.
The stability of a power system is its ability to develop restoring forces equal to or greater than the disturbing forces so as to maintain a state of equilibrium.
the capacity of an object to return to equilibrium or to its original position after being displaced
A vessel's ability to remain upright.
The ability of a material to remain unchanged. For MSDS purposes, a material is stable if it remains in the same form under expected and reasonable conditions of storage or use. Conditions that may cause instability (dangerous change) are stated; for example, temperatures above 150°F; shock from dropping.
The ability to withstand force or stress without alteration of position and without material change. Term may apply to an object, system or organization. Editor's Note: A project organization is neither stable nor unstable because it change s deliberately and progress ively throughout the project life cycle. [D03294] Webster
The degree of resistance to forces tending to cause motion or change of motion.
Ability to maintain constant characteristics in the presence of forces that threaten to disturb them; resistance to change.
Ability of a living system to withstand or recover from externally imposed changes or stresses. See constancy, inertia, resilience.
1. The ability of a transducer to retain its performance characteristics for a relatively long period of time. 2. The state of a system if the magnitude of the response produced by an input variable, either constant or varied in time, is limited and related to the magnitude of the input variable.
The maintainance over time of constancy of CT numbers and uniformity.
the ability of a given assemblage of organisms to withstand disturbance without a major change in the number of species or individuals.
How easy or difficult it is to tip a boat over. Kayaks like those Northern Lights use are designed to be very stable.
A function of several characteristics of community or ecosystem dynamics, including the degree of population fluctuations, the community's resistance to disturbances, the speed of recovery from disturbances, and the persistence of the community's composition through time.
This is the term we use for placements that last over a period of time. A stable placement could successfully conclude with reunification, kin placement, adoption or emancipation. The child stays in the placement and doesnâ€(tm)t leave for reasons other than those mentioned above. This is sometimes called a permanent placement.
The condition of being steady. A motion of an aircraft is said to have stability, or be stable, if the aircraft will return to that motion after a disturbance, without the pilot having to move the controls.
The ability of a system to remain intact and its their intended function for a specified period of time, when fire tested
Ability to resist change in physical or performance properties due to time or environmental stresses such as freezing and thawing, heat, or microbial attack. Emulsion floor care products are considered stable if changes caused by aging under expected environmental extremes will not affect product safety, product performance, or be detectable by the consumer for the duration for the products expected shelf life.
The ability to support, provided by strong and flexible joints, muscles and connective tissues.
Tendency of a vehicle to remain in a steady state under the influence of perturbing forces or to return to that state when momentarily disturbed from it
Or hydrostatic stability. Tendency of the atmosphere to inhibit, be indifferent to, or enhance vertical motion. If a parcel of air tends to continue moving vertically in the direction of displacement, the atmosphere is unstable; if it tends to return to its initial level, the atmosphere is stable.
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An expression of the ability of a material to remain unchanged. For MSDS purposes, a material is stable if it remains in the same form under expected and reasonable conditions of storage or use. Conditions which may cause instability (dangerous change) are stated. Examples are temperatures above 150oF, shock from dropping.
The ability of a structure to withstand physiological
The ability of an electric system to maintain a state of equilibrium during normal and abnormal system conditions or disturbances.
Unchanging with time. This can be a static state (nothing changes) or a steady state (resource flows occur). In complex non-equilibrium systems we have multistable states, i.e. many semi-stable positions possible within a single system.
Refers to the ability of a power supply's control circuit to maintain control and produce a constant output voltage as load and environmental conditions fluctuate.
The property which permits a combination of aggregate particles to remain stable and retain their load-carrying capabilities under various types of loading
Refers to the steadiness of EDM cut. The opposite of hunting.
The relative resistance of a product to an undesirable breakdown or change. For fats and oils, stability may refer to resistance to oxidation, hydrolysis, flavor reversion and formation of off odors and flavors.
The ability of a laser system to resist changes in its operating characteristics. Temperature, electrical, dimensional, and power stability are included.
The ability of an instrument or a sensor to maintain a consistent output with the application of a constant input.
The ability of a metal detector to maintain smooth predictable performance.
A characteristic of a system in which the response arrives at a steady state value with no further oscillation in the case of a step input change or in which the amplitude ratio of the frequency response over the entire range of frequencies is less than 1.0.
Resistance of colloidal dispersion to destabilization. Resistance of polymer to degradation.
Artificial satellite's ability to maintain a constant orientation in space.
In sport research this term is used to define the ability of the foot to maintain a balance, relative to excessive supination or pronation. In shoe design a stable shoe would be one that allows for natural supination and pronation.
The ability of a shoe to resist excessive foot motion
The tendency of a vehicle to maintain a directed course.
In ecological terms, a dynamic equilibrium among the physical and biological factors in an ecosystem or a community; relative homeostasis.
The ability of an instrument or sensor to maintain a constant output when a constant input is applied.
The tendency of an aeroplane to return to level flight, after having been disturbed by an upsetting force.
One of the phases of a population's life cycle. The population's size remains roughly constant, þuctuating around some average density. Also, the ability of a community to persist unchanged.
The tendency of a ship to remain upright or the ability to return to normal upright position when heeled by the action of waves, wind, etc.
The quality of maintaining a constant character in the presence of forces that threaten to disturb it.
The ability of a gemstone to resist loss of color, dissolution by chemicals and other forms of deterioration.
A measure of how robust a system (hardware or software) is. The more stable a piece of software, the less likely it is that the software will crash. Stability can often be improved by tweaking the system.
is a perfume's resistance to the harmful effects of light and oxygen. In proper storage (protected from light at room temperature, closed bottle) perfumes keep an average of six months without deterioration. Many keep for a much longer period.
Crude and products which will not change spontaneously or readily have this attribute. Jet fuels, for instance, need thermal stability. They must resist decomposition when heated.
Ability of a measuring instrument to maintain constant its metrological characteristics with time.
The ability to hold a steady controlled variable within the limits of stated accuracy of regulation.
the durability of a colloidal dispersion resp. emulsion, i.e. there is no decomposition of the dispersed resp. emulgated phase from the surrounding phase
resistance to changes in shape or movement
Ability of metal detector to perform without interference
Ability of a vehicle to hold the road.
refers to the steadiness of the zero point on a gas leak detector. If a zero point moves up or down during the detection process then the scale will display either more or less of the unit of measure (PPM, % LEL or % Volume Gas).
The ability of a drive to operate a motor at constant speed (under varying load) without "hunting (alternately speeding up and slowing down). It is related to the characteristics of the load being driven and the electrical time constants of the drive's regulator circuits.
The quality of an instrument or sensor to maintain a consistent output when a constant input is applied.
Ability of paper to resist changing size due to moisture or pressure.
The ability of a metal detector to maintain manually adjusted tuning thresh- old under the effects of outside interference. See also Drift.
The stability of a thermistor is the ability of it to retain specified characteristics after being subjected to designated environmental or electrical test conditions.
Ability of tires to maintain direction of vehicle on curve without causing excessive sway.
A scale is stable when the results do not change after a weight has been added to the platform.
absence of fluctuations in populations, the ability to withstand perturbations without large changes in composition.
Remaining consistent and steady. Joint stability: Integrity of the entire joint.
the ability of a material to remain unchanged in the presence of heat, moisture or air.
The ability of a substance to remain unchanged, constant. The ability to restore to original condition after being disturbed by some force.
Possessing the ability to return to its original position; suppresses convection.
The ability of a shoe to resist excessive motion; usually used to describe shoes designed for neutral runners or mild over-pronators
a community is considered stable if it can recover from a disturbance i.e. a fire. There are two terms often associated with stability, which are resistance and resilience. The former refers to the ability to resist change in the face of external stresses. A tropical rain forest, because of its high species diversity, has a high resistance. The tundra is considered low resistance. However, resilience refers to the ability to re-establish itself after the disturbance. The tundra has a high resilience because it generally has a low number of species (and often low biomass) but most of these species have a high reproductive capacity. The rain forest has a low resilience because it is very difficult to re-build such a complex system.
The ability of a product to remain unchanged over periods of time.
The ability of an ion exchange product or filter medium to withstand physical and chemical degradation in cycle-after-cycle operations.
(n) The condition of being strong ,steady and not changing
Ability of a boat to keep from heeling or rolling excessively, and the ability to quickly return upright after heeling.
The ability of an oil or fat to remain free from deterioration over an extended period of storage under satisfactory conditions.
Resistance of the structure or part of the structure to overturning or overall failure.
A defined rolling action of a bowling ball as it travels down the lane. Stability is said to be directly related to the importance of lane conditions. For instance: On oily conditions, a stable ball rolls better than an unstable ball which ultimately skids too far. On dryer conditions, an unstable ball rolls better than a stable ball which rolls too quickly.
In a magnetron, the ability to maintain normal operating characteristics.
Ability of a neat (undiluted) product of diluted mixture not to separate on standing. The stability of a diluted soluble oil or emulsion is often termed its emulsion stability.