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equilibrant

[ih-kwil-uh-bruh nt] /ɪˈkwɪl ə brənt/
noun, Physics.
1.
a counterbalancing force or system of forces.
Origin of equilibrant
1880-1885
From the French word équilibrant, dating back to 1880-85. See equilibrium, -ant
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  • Graphic representation of forces: component, resultant, equilibrant.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • The diagonal is the resultant of the two forces and OW is the equilibrant which is equal and opposite to the resultant.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • Graphic Representation; typical examples of finding a component, a resultant, or an equilibrant.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
British Dictionary definitions for equilibrant

equilibrant

/ɪˈkwɪlɪbrənt/
noun
1.
a force capable of balancing another force and producing equilibrium
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