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Meaning of “stable” in the English Dictionary

"stable" in British English

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stableadjective

uk   us   /ˈsteɪ.bl̩/
C1 firmlyfixed or not ​likely to ​move or ​change: If the ​foundations of the ​house aren't stable, ​collapse is ​possible. After several ​part-timejobs, he's now got a stable ​job in a ​bank. The ​hospital said she was in a stable ​condition (= not ​likely to get ​worse)following the ​operation.C1 A stable ​person is ​mentallyhealthy: She ​seems more stable these ​days. specialized chemistry A stable ​substancekeeps the same ​chemical or atomicstate.

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stablenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsteɪ.bl̩/
C2 a ​building in which ​horses are ​kept a ​group of racehorses that are ​owned or ​trained by one ​person a ​group of ​people who ​perform a ​similaractivity and who are ​trained by the same ​person or ​employed by the same ​organization: During the 1950s, Sun Records' stable ofsingersincluded Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.

stableverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈsteɪ.bl̩/
(Definition of stable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stable" in American English

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stableadjective

 us   /ˈsteɪ·bəl/
  • stable adjective (FIXED)

firmlyfixed or not ​likely to move or ​change: Don’t ​climb the ​ladder until you’re ​sure it’s stable. She’s in the ​hospital in stable ​condition. The ​countryneeds a stable ​government that is ​free of ​corruption.

stablenoun [C]

 us   /ˈsteɪ·bəl/
  • stable noun [C] (BUILDING)

a ​building in which ​horses or ​cattle are ​kept: The ​horses in the stable have plenty of ​straw.
(Definition of stable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stable" in Business English

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stableadjective

uk   us   /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 ​supplychain.stable jobs/employment A ​proposedmerger has resulted in ​keystaffquitting in ​order to ​find more stable ​jobs.
ECONOMICS, FINANCE stable ​prices or ​rates do not ​change much: stable prices/currencies/rates The ​mortgageratecutcreated more stable ​houseprices. The ​rouble is stable and ​publicfinances are looking remarkably ​healthy.remain/stay stable We have ​experienced high ​growth recently, with the ​unemploymentrate remaining extremely stable at 2.9%.
(Definition of stable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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