stabilization

If you're seasick on a rocking boat, you're probably wishing for a little stabilization, or steadying.

Stabilization is often used in describing volatile things, like economic markets, unstable governments, or structures or buildings that have been disturbed by a natural disaster, like an earthquake. For example, in order for stabilization to occur in a developing country, the political and military powers need to be in agreement. In a less serious realm, a house of cards might also need stabilization!

Definitions of stabilization
  1. noun
    the act of stabilizing something or making it more stable
    “he worked for price stabilization for farm products”
    “wage stabilization is necessary for industrial peace”
    stabilization means that the product can be handled under atmospheric conditions”
    synonyms: stabilisation
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    Antonyms:
    destabilisation, destabilization
    the action of destabilizing; making something less stable (especially of a government or country or economy)
    types:
    equilibration
    stabilization by bringing into equilibrium
    type of:
    normalisation, normalization, standardisation, standardization
    the imposition of standards or regulations
  2. noun
    the act of making something (as a vessel or aircraft) less likely to overturn
    synonyms: stabilisation
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    type of:
    improvement
    the act of improving something
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