autostability

autostability
\\“+\ noun (-es)
Etymology: aut- + stability
: the ability (as of an airplane) to keep in steady poise either by virtue of its inherent shape and proportions or by a self-operative controlling mechanism

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/aw'toh steuh bil"i tee/, n. Mach.
the ability of a mechanism to maintain a stable performance, due either to the mechanics of its structure or to built-in automatic control devices.
[AUTO-1 + STABILITY]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Autostability — Au to*sta*bil i*ty, n. [Auto + stability.] (Mechanics) Automatic stability; also, inherent stability. An a[ e]roplane is inherently stable if it keeps in steady poise by virtue of its shape and proportions alone; it is automatically stable if it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autostability — /aw toh steuh bil i tee/, n. Mach. the ability of a mechanism to maintain a stable performance, due either to the mechanics of its structure or to built in automatic control devices. [AUTO 1 + STABILITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • autostability — au·to·stability …   English syllables

  • au|to|sta|bi|liz|er — « toh STAY buh LY zuhr», noun. a self acting mechanism which gives autostability to an aircraft or ship …   Useful english dictionary

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