—adj.stā'bil, -bul or, esp. Brit., -bīl;
—n.stā'bēl or, esp. Brit., -bīl), [key]
1. fixed in position; stable.
2. Med.resistant to physical or chemical changes.
a piece of abstract sculpture having immobile units constructed of sheet metal, wire, or other material and attached to fixed supports. Cf. mobile (def. 9).
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