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[dis-ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uh m, dis-ee-]
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  1. lack of equilibrium; imbalance.
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Origin of disequilibrium

First recorded in 1830–40; dis-1 + equilibrium
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Examples from the Web for disequilibrium

Historical Examples

  • Nothing exists save by virtue of disequilibrium, of injustice.

    Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas

    Remy de Gourmont

  • To that abstention, the disequilibrium of Italian political life, from first to last, is largely due.

    The Liberation of Italy

    Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

British Dictionary definitions for disequilibrium


  1. a loss or absence of equilibrium, esp in an economy
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disequilibrium in Medicine


(dĭs-ē′kwə-lĭbrē-əm, -ĕk′wə-)
  1. Loss or lack of stability or equilibrium.
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