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English definition of “stable”

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)
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