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[stey-buh-li-zey-shuh n] /ˌsteɪ bə lɪˈzeɪ ʃən/
the act or process of stabilizing or the state of being stabilized.
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 of stabilization
1920-25; stabilize + -ation
Related forms
restabilization, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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

1887, noun of action from stabilize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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