from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being labile; liability to lapse or err. Coleridge. See quotation under labile.
  • noun Instability, as, in chem., the quality of being easily broken down to form simpler chemical compounds or even elements.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Archaic Liability to lapse, err, or apostatize.
  • noun The property of changing readily.
  • noun (Chem.) The property of being labile{3}; -- of chemical compounds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state of being labile
  • noun countable A susceptibility to change; instability


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  • lability – susceptibility to change; instability

    July 27, 2008