equilibrant

[ ih-kwil-uh-bruh nt ]
/ ɪˈkwɪl ə brənt /
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noun Physics.

a counterbalancing force or system of forces.

Nearby words

  1. equidistant,
  2. equiform,
  3. equilateral,
  4. equilateral hyperbola,
  5. equilateralism,
  6. equilibrate,
  7. equilibration,
  8. equilibrist,
  9. equilibrium,
  10. equilibrium dialysis

Origin of equilibrant

From the French word équilibrant, dating back to 1880–85. See equilibrium, -ant

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Examples from the Web for equilibrant

  • 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 of forces: component, resultant, equilibrant.

    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

a force capable of balancing another force and producing equilibrium
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