|1.||arts Compare mobile a stationary abstract construction, usually of wire, metal, wood, etc|
|3.||resistant to chemical change|
|[C18: from Latin stabilis]|
stabile sta·bile (stā'bĭl, -bəl, -bīl', -bēl')
Resistant to change; stable; steady.
type of stationary abstract sculpture, developed by the 20th-century American artist Alexander Calder and usually characterized by simple forms executed in sheet metal; the term, coined in reference to Calder's work by Jean Arp in 1931 (compare mobile), was later applied to similar works by other artists.
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