stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist
(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)
An inscription seen on many Roman tombstones.
2. The condition of self-centerdness or selfishness: Jane really wondered why some people believe in solipsism and act in such an egocentric and self-seeking way, and so inconsiderate of other people.
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the winter solstice is the shortest.
2. Either of the two points on the ecliptic when the sun reaches its northernmost or southernmost point relative to the celestial equator: When the solstice is at its position closest to the North Pole, the sun might shine the whole day if there aren't any clouds in the sky!
2. The condition of constancy; resistance to change: The stability of the environment is certainly in danger when mankind does not take care of the planet earth.
3. The adaptability of an aircraft to return to its initial flight path following an unintended movement: After the thermal uplift passed, the plane resumed its stability and resumed its course.
4. Dependability; reliability: Mary's stability towards her children was displayed by her responsibleness, dependability, and never-ending love, of course!
2. An added ingredient used in substances to keep them in an unalterable condition: Greg read on the back of the package of food, that stabilisers were used to ensure an unchangeable consistency up to a certain date.
2. A group of athletes that is managed by one individual or organization: Jack, the manager of the boxing club, had a stable of five boxers whom he was training to fight professionally.
3. A group of people, usually individuals, who are managed or supervised by one person or organization: The art gallery had a stable of artists who presented their work for the public on a regular basis.
2. To base a locomotive in a depot: The robbery at the shop took place rather close to the spot where the train had been stabled overnight.
Linda's mental health was now stable and she was encouraged to go back to work.
2. Referring to something which is not reacting chemically: The mixture in the test tube is stable and will not change when water is added.
3. Pertaining to something which is secure and stable: Once the crew had snugged the barrels on the deck, they were stable and would not roll around in the storm.
4. Concerning a person who is well-balanced, sensible, and reasonable: Judy seemed to be very reliable, unwavering, and stable individual and was chosen to be secretary in the committee on saving the environment.
2. Pertaining to how a thing is balanced or fixed: The big rock seemed to be stably situated at the edge of the crevice, but the group of hikers took another route instead.
2. The area where performers act or play: Grace was very nervous when she walked on to the stage to play her violin in a concert for the parents of the participants.
3. The production of theatrical drama in a theater: Mary thought her son was much too young to be acting regularly in plays and musicals on the stage.
4. A section or part of a trip or course: The passengers on the ship entered the first stage of their trip after leaving the port in Bremerhaven.
2. To present something in a misleading or deceiving way: The door-to-door salesman staged the new vacuum cleaner to make it seem to be better than all the others offered at the shops.
3. To organise an event and to take part in it: A parade was staged for the community every year at the beginning of spring.
2. Planned for a theater performance: The book was very good, so James was excited to see the staged presentation in town the following week.