absolute stability

absolute stability

[′ab·sə‚lüt stə′bil·ə·dē]
(meteorology)
The state of a column of air in the atmosphere when its lapse rate of temperature is less than the saturation-adiabatic lapse rate.

absolute stability

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As it relates to meteorology, an atmospheric condition in which the observed lapse rate is less than the saturated adiabatic lapse rate. A mass of air once pushed up will tend to come back to its original level and not rise. This is because it will be cooler than the surrounding air, as its lapse rate is less than the dry and saturated adiabatic lapse rates.
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LAHORE -- At a time when the country needs absolute stability, developments taking place on the political scene may cause high magnitude jolts, consequences of which are difficult to predict at this stage.
"This gives a final year of absolute stability for all of the Principality Premiership clubs next season, which will prepare the way for the jeopardy of promotion and relegation the year after and Principality's support increases that stability.
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Grossberg, "Absolute Stability of Global Pattern Formation and Parallel Memory Storage by Competitive Neural Networks," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol.
Region of Absolute Stability. Stability region of the hybrid block (9) is discussed in spirit of [7].
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He also emphasised the urgent need to implement UN Security Council resolution 2216, to achieve absolute stability.
His call for absolute stability is emotionally attractive but impractical.
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It is still unclear whether or not, as measured by significant differences from one year to another, there is absolute stability in the latency and intensity of emotional expressions from infancy to early childhood.