overstability


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overstability

[¦ō·vər·stə′bil·əd·ē]
(plasma physics)
Condition in which the restoring forces acting on an oscillation of a plasma or other conducting fluid drive the fluid back to its equilibrium state at a speed greater than its original outward speed, resulting in continually greater oscillation.
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Beyond, the onset of overstability (Hopf bifurcation), instabilities grow in an oscillatory manner.
The marginal overstability corresponds to the condition [p.
The strong tradition of a centralized state and the Kemalist ideology based on a deep commitment to the principles of secularism and the unitary nation-state have built a significant element of stability, perhaps overstability, into the Turkish political system.