Crossword clues for unstable
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Unstable \Un*sta"ble\, a. [Cf. Instable.]
Not stable; not firm, fixed, or constant; subject to change
or overthrow. -- Un*sta"ble*ness, n.
Unstable equilibrium. See Stable equilibrium, under Stable.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. Having a strong tendency to change.
adj. lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy" [ant: stable]
highly or violently reactive; "sensitive and highly unstable compounds"
affording no ease or reassurance; "a precarious truce" [syn: precarious]
disposed to psychological variability; "his rather unstable religious convictions"
subject to change; variable; "a fluid situation fraught with uncertainty"; "everything was unstable following the coup" [syn: fluid]
"Unstable" is the first single released from the Adema album, Unstable. It is featured in Madden NFL 2004
Unstable is Adema's second and also final album to feature its original lineup with vocalist Mark Chavez departing from the band after its release and then again after their reunion. It was released on August 12, 2003. It has sold about 400,000 copies worldwide. Its radio single was the self-titled song "Unstable", which also had a music video, but it didn't get very much radio play. Many songs relied more on instrumentation and harmony instead of distortion in comparison to their previous album, but the album also has some of the band's most aggressive work. It was less successful than their first album, debuting at number 43 on the Billboard 200 before quickly falling off the chart.
In the Debian jargon, unstable is the development distribution of Debian. It is codenamed sid (after the boy next door who broke toys in Toy Story). As unstable never becomes testing, this codename is permanent, contrary to the codenames of stable and testing, which have volatile codenames.
unstable has some newer packages, but suffers from an unusually high number of serious bugs, as many packages are new. In development periods, the number of bugs considered "Release-Critical" by the Debian project in unstable is typically between 2 and 3 times as many as the number in testing.
unstable is targeted at Debian developers for building packages to be uploaded to unstable, and other Debian users that know Debian well in general, master Debian package management, are good for reporting bugs, want to help the Debian project, and have some machines on which they don't depend.
Usage examples of "unstable".
Khasr ship revealed that its whole substance was a highly unstable allotrope, which, however, was not radioactive.
That new continuity is always too tenuous, too unstable, and does not offer sorcerers the assuredness they need to function as if they were in the world of everyday life.
Anyway, it was no wonder Bilong seemed immature and unstable, and threw herself at Vasil while flirting over her shoulder with Ori.
Big Screen was like an electroshock cattle prod hammered down the earthquake faults of human identity which ripple and shudder at magnitude ten and slip and slide and pulverize and resettle into new and rarely improved and NEVER stable identities and wait for the next inevitable twitch and shudder that will send reality sprawling once again like pieces of ice flying around a high-speed blender and create a new and even more unstable formation and reinforce the creeping paranoia that has flooded the dazed soul that WAS you but has become something else, something different THAT was what FILM could do.
I had been carrying the bag longways on, which made it more unstable but meant that its weight was distributed directly down the line of my body.
Our economy is unstable, our culture is stagnating, our ambition has been misdirected and stifled.
The congressional and state elections of 1894 revealed the unstable equilibrium of parties, and at the same time the total Populist vote of nearly a million and a half reflected the increasing popular unrest.
The quirky, unstable, bad driver with the nutty family and eyes that seemed to look all the way into her soul.
The discourse and the conversation that followed again melted the Sachem, and he repented and retracted, although he continued an unsafe and unstable man.
It needed only unstable personalities, capable of self-induced trance states, so to widen all this as to supply the bases of spiritistic faith and the material for the immensely laborious investigation of the Society for Psychical Research.
He heaved the stang to him, hearing the creak of unstable timber as half a ton of wood moved like an oiled crankshaft in his hands.
But right now, sitting across a table from an obviously unstable Dudley Bose, Stig felt as if he was being manipulated into that very position.
Perhaps the wreck contained a generator of unstable superheavy nuclei.
Comp troller of the Wool Customs for the port of London, Chaucer was a successful civil servant whose other life as a poet had bloomed in an astonishing break with precedent: in 1369 he had written a long poem of courtly love, The Book of the Duchess, not in French appropriate to its subject and audience, but in unliterary and still unstable English.
The tribal mode probably originated in the unstable social conditions that resulted from the protracted decline of the Abbasid Caliphate and the subsequent cycles of invasion and devastation.