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stabilization

[stey-buh-li-zey-shuh n] /ˌsteɪ bə lɪˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of stabilizing or the state of being stabilized.
2.
Also called stabilization process. Photography. a process for making temporary black-and-white prints using special sensitized paper (stabilization paper) that can be rapidly processed through one or two solutions that quickly develop and stabilize the nonpermanent image.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; stabilize + -ation
Related forms
restabilization, noun
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  • We kept shooting through all of it, and the rock stabilization crew didn't even notice the rain.
  • Ships carry water in their tanks and cargo holds for stabilization at sea.
  • Some have been introduced in the ballast water that large ships carry for stabilization.
  • Some of these birds are now coming here because of the stabilization that human activity has brought.
  • Many of the paths to stabilization run straight through our daily lives, and in every case they will demand difficult changes.
  • For others, the reprieve may come in the form of stabilization rather than obvious improvement.
  • It may have been done on purpose as part of a gyroscopic-stabilization move, or it may have been spinning out of control.
  • It was hand held so clearly the image stabilization kicked in.
  • Healthcare, and overall wellbeing will surely have a follow-on effect on population stabilization.
  • Hopefully this will not have any strong effects on the stabilization of the euro zone.
Word Origin and History for stabilization
n.

1887, noun of action from stabilize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Encyclopedia Article for stabilization

any of the institutions and practices in an economy that serve to reduce fluctuations in the business cycle through offsetting effects on the amounts of income available for spending (disposable income). The most important automatic stabilizers include unemployment compensation and other transfer payment programs, farm price supports, and family and corporate savings

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