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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 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 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 previewPsychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice (2012)

by Elizabeth Cara, Anne MacRae

Lability is a state of unstable emotions, which may present in many different ways. For example, one individual may swing rapidly between laughter and tears, while an- other person may cry uncontrollably yet be unable to identify a ...

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 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 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 Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia (2016)

by David Darling , Dirk Schulze-Makuch

Temporal lobe lability is known to vary widely between individuals. In the most extreme cases, violent, synchronized electrical storms flair up in the temporal lobes and caused epileptic fits. Immediately before a seizure, epilepsy sufferers ...

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 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 previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

emotional lability Þ lability. emotional state effect of emotions on normal ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

lability, n. - labile /la'bil/, combining form meaning 'unstable, subject to change': frigolabile, siccolabile, thixolabile. lability. See labile. labio-, combining form meaning 'lips, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Neuropsychology (2012)

by Diana M. Goodwin

or emotional lability. EMOTIONAL ILLUSIONS: unreal fears, loneliness, sorrow; may be the result of lesions in either temporal lobe. EMOTIONAL LABILITY: ...

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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Women and Gender

EMOTIONAL LABILITY Emotional lability reflects the severe disruption of the person's characteristic ways of feeling in a way that is similar to cognitive dysfunction reflecting the severe disruption of the person's characteristic ways of thinking.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Gender, Two-Volume Set (2001)

Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender by Judith Worell

EMOTIONAL LABILITY Emotional lability reflects the severe disruption of the person's characteristic ways of feeling in a way that is similar to cognitive dysfunction reflecting the severe disruption of the person's characteristic ways of thinking.

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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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