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

noun Physics.

a counterbalancing force or system of forces.

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.

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  • Graphic representation of forces: component, resultant, equilibrant.

    Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
  • Graphic Representation; typical examples of finding a component, a resultant, or an equilibrant.

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British Dictionary definitions for equilibrant

/ (ɪˈkwɪlɪbrənt) /


a force capable of balancing another force and producing equilibrium
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