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Definition:
The characteristic of a system if sufficiently small disturbances have only small effects, either decreasing in amplitude or oscillating periodically; it is asymptotically stable if the effect of small disturbances vanishes for long time periods.
Reference:
Glossary of Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, 2012.
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