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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 of stabilization
1920-1925
1920-25; stabilize + -ation
Related forms
restabilization, noun
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n.

1887, noun of action from stabilize.

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