Pronunciation: (stā"bu-li-zā'shun), [key]
1. the act or process of stabilizing or the state of being stabilized.
2. Also called stabiliza'tion proc"ess. Photog.a process for making temporary black-and-white prints using special sensitized paper (stabiliza'tion pa"per) that can be rapidly processed through one or two solutions that quickly develop and stabilize the nonpermanent image.
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