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Definition of the noun Lability

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noun - plural: labilities

  1. [uncountable] The state of being labile
  2. [countable] A susceptibility to change; instability


Lability refers to something that is constantly undergoing change or something that is likely to undergo change.

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Google previewHandbook of Psychophysiology (2007)

by John T. Cacioppo, Louis G. Tassinary, Gary Berntson

Electrodermal lability is an individual trait that has been found to be relatively reliable over time, and labiles differ from...

Electrodermal lability is a trait of interest in psychological research in part because many investigators have reported that ...

Google previewApplied Clinical Neuropsychology (2010)

An Introduction by Jan Leslie Holtz, PhD

the outward expression of emotions when virtually no stimulus can elicit an emotional response; may also be described as emotional blunting or affective flattening emotional lability refers to outward expression of emotions that vary widely; ...

Google previewGene Transfer and Expression in Mammalian Cells (2003)

by S.C. Makrides

One determinant of eukaryotic mRNA lability is an AU-rich sequence in the 3′-UTR of many unstable mammalian mRNAs [52].

Google previewParliamentary Debates (1902)

Senate and House of Representatives by Australia. Parliament

The Governor, or Lieutenant- Governor, and all the other officers will be officers of the Commonwealth, and the pro- lability is that New Guinea will be administered on the same footing as a territory.

Google previewLimits of Life (2012)

Proceedings of the Fourth College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, U.S.A., October 18th to 20th, 1978 by Cyril Ponnamperuma, L. Margulis

Cold lability is a property of hydrophobic bonds. At lower temperatures water structure is increased, and thus the tendency for exposure of non-polar amino acid residues, normally buried inside the protein, is enhanced. Cold lability is shown ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

E Emotionalism, Emotional Lability Reference Luria AR. The mind of a mnemonist. New York: Basic Books; 1968. Cross Reference Synaesthesia Eight- And-A-Half Syndrome The combination of a facial (VII) nerve palsy with a one- and-a-half ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2011)

by Roger J.R. Levesque

LEVESQUE Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA Lability refers to the quality of being able to experience a broader range of emotions, in the sense that individuals who are more emotionally labile exhibit a greater degree of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals, 3 Volume Set by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Lability has been most frequently applied in descriptions of serious emotional disturbance where rapid changes in emotional status are readily apparent. Unstable emotions are also characteristic of less severe psychopathologies and can be ...

Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, 3 Volume Set (2016)

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Similarly, lability and diversity are construct names used to describe a person's capacity for different experiences (Ram,

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

Those with IED exhibit global deficits in emotion regulation (both emotion reactivity and emotional lability), and they report more mood shifts and higher negative emotion intensity than individuals with other mental health disorders do.

Google previewA Dictionary of Climate Change and the Environment (2012)

Economics, Science and Policy by R. Quentin Grafton, Harry W. Nelson, N. Ross Lambie, Paul R. Wyrwoll

environmental sex lability. A characteristic of some plants and animals in which extremes in environmental factors (e.g., temperature or humidity) can determine sex.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Special Education (2004)

A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

EMOTIONAL LABILITY larly the case in emotional disturbance, where behavioral rather than academic criteria are primarily employed. Stemming from the realities of providing educational remediation, however, Bower (1969) ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

See lability. lability Volatility; instability. Emotional lability refers to emotions that are inordinately mobile and hence not under adequate control; seen most commonly in the organic brain syndromes and in the early stages of the schizophrenias.

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

In addition to the choreic movements, Sydenham chorea often causes irritability, emotional lability, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Other neurological symptoms are speech impairment and, more rarely, encephalopaphy, reflex changes, ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

lability n instability. emotional lability rapid change in mood. labioglossolaryngeal adj relating to the lips, tongue and larynx. labioglossolaryngeal paralysis Þ ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary (1922)

by William Alexander Newman Dorland

lability (lab-il'it-e). Chemic instability. labimeter (la-bim'e- ter). See labidometer. labiocervical (la"be-o-ser'vik-al). Pertaining to the labial surface of the neck of a tooth. ibiocliorea (la"be-o-ko-re'ah) [L. lofbium lip -f chprea].

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

lability or non-lability of complexes is a specific property of the organic matter as well as of the ion-selective electrode used in this study. As relatively strong acids, carboxylic groups have no significant complexation with heavy metals, which ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

lability or digestibility of the organic material (ranging from easily digested muscle protein in fish to recalcitrant cellulose and lignin in wood), and (3) the physical structure of the ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

Common side effects include headache, fever, insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, hostility, lability, nervousness, depression, confusion, abnormal thinking, amnesia, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, anorexia, vomiting, back pain, alopecia, pruritus ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Technical Education

implying enough lability energy to drive such large-scale convections, (2) a preexisting cyclonic motion and frictional inflow ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara

Physiological indices of sleep include significant reductions in temperature and metabolism during NREM and significant lability in autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular and respiratory measures during REM, along with increases in ...

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Scrabble value of L1A1B3I1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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