**stability** — /steuh bil i tee/, n., pl. stabilities. 1. the state or quality of being stable. 2. firmness in position. 3. continuance without change; permanence. 4. Chem. resistance or the degree of resistance to chemical change or disintegration. 5.… … Universalium

**stability** — i. The ability of an aircraft to return to the same particular condition of flight after having been disturbed from that condition, without any effort on the part of the pilot. The illustration indicates how a stable aircraft returns to its level … Aviation dictionary

**Numerical stability** — In the mathematical subfield of numerical analysis, numerical stability is a desirable property of numerical algorithms. The precise definition of stability depends on the context, but it is related to the accuracy of the algorithm. A related… … Wikipedia

**Directional stability** — is stability of a moving body or vehicle about an axis which is perpendicular to its direction of motion. Stability of a vehicle concerns itself with the tendency of a vehicle to return to its original direction in relation to the oncoming medium … Wikipedia

**Office of Financial Stability** — The Office of Financial Stability is a new office within the Office of Domestic Finance of the United States Treasury created by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to operate the Troubled Assets Relief Program.[1] OFS is headed by… … Wikipedia

**Instrument for Stability** — The Instrument for Stability (IfS, more commonly referred to as the Stability Instrument) is a financial instrument at the disposal of the European Commission (through the Directorate General for External Relations) to respond urgently to the… … Wikipedia

**Orbital stability** — In mathematical physics or theory of partial differential equations, the solitary wave solution of the form is said to be orbitally stable if any solution with the initial data sufficiently close to forever remains in a given small neighborhood… … Wikipedia

**Structural stability** — In mathematics, structural stability is an aspect of stability theory concerning whether a given function is sensitive to a small perturbation. The general idea is that a function or flow is structurally stable if any other function or flow close … Wikipedia

**Kayak** — A kayak is a small human powered boat. It typically has a covered deck, and a cockpit covered by a spraydeck. It is propelled by a double bladed paddle in the hands of a sitting paddler. The kayak was used by the native Ainu, Aleut and Eskimo… … Wikipedia

**Canoe** — A canoe is a small narrow boat, typically human powered, though it may also be powered by sails or small electric or gas motors. Canoes usually are pointed at both bow and stern and are normally open on top, but can be covered. In its human… … Wikipedia