Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stable”

See all translations

stable

adjective
 
 
/ˈsteɪbl/
ECONOMICS, POLITICS a stable economy, country, system, etc. is able to continue in a regular and successful way without unexpected changes: a stable economy/country/government financially/economically/politically stable The company must now focus on operating a more efficient and stable supply chain.stable jobs/employment A proposed merger has resulted in key staff quitting in order to find more stable jobs.
ECONOMICS, FINANCE stable prices or rates do not change much: stable prices/currencies/rates The mortgage rate cut created more stable house prices. The rouble is stable and public finances are looking remarkably healthy.remain/stay stable We have experienced high growth recently, with the unemployment rate remaining extremely stable at 2.9%.
(Definition of stable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stable?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stable” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More