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stabile

[adj. stey-bil, -buh l or, esp. British, -bahyl; n. stey-beel or, esp. British, -bahyl] /adj. ˈsteɪ bɪl, -bəl or, esp. British, -baɪl; n. ˈsteɪ bil or, esp. British, -baɪl/
adjective
1.
fixed in position; stable.
2.
Medicine/Medical. resistant to physical or chemical changes.
noun
3.
a piece of abstract sculpture having immobile units constructed of sheet metal, wire, or other material and attached to fixed supports.
Compare mobile (def 10).
Origin of stabile
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Latin: neuter of stabilis, equivalent to sta- (stem of stāre to stand) + -bilis -ble
Related forms
nonstabile, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stabile

stabile

/ˈsteɪbaɪl/
noun
1.
(arts) a stationary abstract construction, usually of wire, metal, wood, etc Compare mobile (sense 6a)
adjective
2.
fixed; stable
3.
resistant to chemical change
Word Origin
C18: from Latin stabilis
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stabile in Medicine

stabile sta·bile (stā'bĭl, -bəl, -bīl', -bēl')
adj.
Resistant to change; stable; steady.

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