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Main Entry: 3stable
Inflected Form(s): sta·bler /-b(-)lr/; sta·blest /-b(-)lst/
Etymology: Middle English stable "fixed, not moving or changing," from early French estable (same meaning), from Latin stabilis (same meaning), from stare "to stand" 1 a: firmly established : FIXED, STEADFAST <a stable community> b: not easily changed or affected <a stable government> c: not likely to change suddenly or greatly <a stable income> 2 a: steady in purpose : CONSTANTb: not subject to insecurity or emotional illness : SANE <stable personalities> 3: not readily changing in chemical composition or physical state <a stable compound> - sta·ble·ness /-bl-ns/ noun - sta·bly /-b(-)l/ adverb