stability-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: steadfastness

Commentary: The quality of a person who has an unwavering personality. Not a flip-flopper.

In this time of turmoil, we need a man of great stability.
Columbus showed stability when he insisted that the world was round.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: social balance

Commentary: STABILITY[+event] The quality of being well-ordered and peaceful, usually in the context of a society.

The Middle East has achieved an uneasy stability.
King Arthur brought law, order, and stability to a troubled realm.
Mary's outburst shattered the fragile stability of the office.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: gravitational balance or constancy

Commentary: STABILITY[+event] Inertia, unchangeability. The quality of something that is fixed and permanent.

Investors are skeptical about the long-term stability of the euro.
The lack of stability in the stock market has led many to invest in CDs.
I lost my stability on the balance beam, and tumbled to the ground.
Darwin challenged the idea of the stability of species.
When the weighted scales reach stability, take your measurements.
The near-collapsing building obviously had little stability.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3