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"stable" in British English

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stableadjective

uk   /ˈsteɪ.bəl/ us   /ˈsteɪ.bəl/
C1 firmly fixed or not likely to move or change: If the foundations of the house aren't stable, collapse is possible. After several part-time jobs, 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 mentally healthy: She seems more stable these days.
specialized chemistry A stable substance keeps the same chemical or atomic state.

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stablenoun [C]

uk   /ˈsteɪ.bəl/ us   /ˈsteɪ.bəl/
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 similar activity and who are trained by the same person or employed by the same organization: During the 1950s, Sun Records' stable of singers included Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.

stableverb [T]

uk   /ˈsteɪ.bəl/ us   /ˈsteɪ.bəl/
(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)

firmly fixed 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 country needs 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   /ˈsteɪbl/ us  
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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