[ dis-ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uh m, dis-ee- ]
/ dɪsˌi kwəˈlɪb ri əm, ˌdɪs i- /
lack of equilibrium; imbalance.
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Words nearby disequilibrium
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Example sentences from the Web for disequilibrium
To that abstention, the disequilibrium of Italian political life, from first to last, is largely due.The Liberation of Italy|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
Nothing exists save by virtue of disequilibrium, of injustice.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas|Remy de Gourmont
British Dictionary definitions for disequilibrium
/ (ˌdɪsiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm) /
a loss or absence of equilibrium, esp in an economy
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Medical definitions for disequilibrium
[ dĭs-ē′kwə-lĭb′rē-əm, -ĕk′wə- ]
Loss or lack of stability or equilibrium.
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