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  • n. Alternative spelling of stabilization.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See stabilization, stabilize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of stabilizing something or making it more stable
  • n. the act of making something (as a vessel or aircraft) less likely to overturn

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Examples

  • Andrew Mitchell has sent what we call a stabilisation response team, that's leading the international assessment in Benghazi … of what would be needed for Libya to stabilise the situation for the people of Libya after Gaddafi goes.

    The Guardian World News

  • Confused. com is rolling out VS 2010 Ultimate edition across its developer community and is currently in what it calls the stabilisation phase.

    The most recent articles from Computing

  • That means committing to the idea of a long term stabilisation goal for the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. 450 ppm of CO2 equivalent is almost upon us. 550ppm looks very dangerous indeed.

    Speech by David Milibrand MP: "Let's make 2007 a landmark year for climate change"

  • This was not in the interests of education, nor would it contribute to normalisation and long-term stabilisation of the education system.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Department for International Development has already committed nearly £14 million for humanitarian aid, with £20 million also being pledged for short-term stabilisation.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Short-term stabilisation funds, however large, are not an answer to these long - term problems.

    Independent.ie - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • "We're trying to get a direct assessment of the governments proposed policies, how they are starting to implement them, and how they will lead to a longer-term stabilisation," Baxter added.

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • Geoengineering options could be useful to address the long-term stabilisation of CO2 in the atmosphere over a time scale of one century, or to reduce atmospheric CO2 back to its pre-industrial level if we find that such a measure is needed.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • At their joint press conference Brown said "I'm pleased today to confirm my offer of a further GBP 50 million to back your plans for long-term stabilisation of the border areas."

    Zee News : India National

  • Alan Haywood, a co-author on the study from the University of Leeds, said "If we want to avoid dangerous climate change, this high sensitivity of the Earth to carbon dioxide should be taken into account when defining targets for the long-term stabilisation of atmospheric greenhouse-gas concentrations".

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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