But how many of us, thus sunk in despair, have not been vaulted back to equilibrium by another look at Groundhog Day?
Now the political center of gravity seems to have returned to an equilibrium that favors settlement growth.
The key thing here is that the use of handguns in gang conflicts is at least in part an equilibrium problem.
“It took months for this initial trauma to ebb, years for my psyche to regain its equilibrium,” Sullivan writes.
Since 1989, this arrangement has provided a workable degree of stability, but one based on an equilibrium of unstable elements.
Mrs. Gray turned with a degree of eagerness that threatened to destroy the equilibrium of her stately person.
"equilibrium is an equality between two forces," replied Forester.
Charles had disturbed the equilibrium of her heart by his warmth, and had not restored it again by a word of recompense.
But his equilibrium was personal, and the secret of it useless to others.
The equilibrium of the figures composing the group is the same as that of the "Saint John the Baptist."
equilibrium e·qui·lib·ri·um (ē'kwə-lĭb'rē-əm, ěk'wə-)
A condition in which all influences acting upon it are canceled by others, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system.
The state of a chemical reaction in which its forward and reverse reactions occur at equal rates so that the concentration of the reactants and products does not change with time. Also called dynamic equilibrium.
Mental or emotional balance.
Plural equilibriums or equilibria
In economics, a state of the economy in which for every commodity or service (including labor), total supply and demand are exactly equal. Equilibrium is never actually attained; it is approximated by movements of the market.
Note: Keynesian economics departed from conventional economic theory in demonstrating that economic equilibrium and full employment need not occur together. Therefore, as a system tends toward equilibrium, it might not eliminate unemployment.
A condition in which all influences acting cancel each other, so that a static or balanced situation results. In physics, equilibrium results from the cancellation of forces acting on an object. In chemistry, it occurs when chemical reactions are proceeding in such a way that the amount of each substance in a system remains the same. (See chemical equilibrium.)