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Definitions of instability

  1. a state of disequilibrium (as may occur in cases of inner ear disease) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. unreliability attributable to being unstable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an unstable order Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The quality or condition of being unstable; want of stability, firmness, or steadiness; liability to give way or to fail; insecurity; precariousness; as, the instability of a building. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Lack of determination of fixedness; inconstancy; fickleness; mutability; changeableness; as, instability of character, temper, custom, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Want of firmness; inconstancy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Want of stability or steadiness: want of firmness: inconstancy: fickleness: mutability. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Want of stability or firmness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Unstable condition; changeableness; inconstancy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Want of stability; want of firmness; inconstancy; fickleness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Changeableness; fickleness; inconstancy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The quality or condition of being unstable; lack of stability, firmness, or steadiness; liability to give way or to fail; insecurity; precariousness; as, the instability of a building. dictgcide_fs
  14. in-sta-bil'i-ti, n. want of steadiness or firmness: inconstancy, fickleness: mutability.--adj. INST[=A]'BLE, not stable: inconstant. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Lack of stability (usu. fig. of moral qualities &c.). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Latin] Want of stability ; want of firmness in purpose;—inconstancy; fickleness; changeableness; unsteadiness. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. Inconstancy, fickleness, mutability of opinion or conduct. Complete Dictionary
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