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"instability" in British English

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instabilitynoun [U]

uk   /ˌɪn.stəˈbɪl.ə.ti/  us   /ˌɪn.stəˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/
uncertainty caused by the possibility of a sudden change in the present situation: political/economic instability The instability of the euro continues. The building's instability makes it extremely dangerous.
(Definition of instability from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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instabilitynoun [U]

 us   /ˌɪn·stəˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
the condition of being likely to change, esp. unexpectedly: Teenagers often go through periods of emotional instability.
(Definition of instability from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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instabilitynoun [U or C]

uk   us   /ˌɪnstəˈbɪləti/ (plural instabilities)
ECONOMICS, POLITICS the fact of a situation being likely to change, in a way that is worrying, or the changes that happen: political/economic instability Investors should keep in mind the political and economic instability in many emerging markets. This paper argues that it is the underlying economic crises that cause the socio-political instabilities in most of these countries.
(Definition of instability from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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