disequilibrium

[ dis-ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uh m, dis-ee- ]
/ dɪsˌi kwəˈlɪb ri əm, ˌdɪs i- /

noun

lack of equilibrium; imbalance.

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Origin of disequilibrium

First recorded in 1830–40; dis-1 + equilibrium
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British Dictionary definitions for disequilibrium

disequilibrium
/ (ˌdɪsiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm) /

noun

a loss or absence of equilibrium, esp in an economy
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Medical definitions for disequilibrium

disequilibrium
[ dĭs-ē′kwə-lĭbrē-əm, -ĕk′wə- ]

n.

Loss or lack of stability or equilibrium.
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