noun, plural e·qui·lib·ri·ums, e·qui·lib·ri·a [ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uh, ek-wuh-] /ˌi kwəˈlɪb ri ə, ˌɛk wə-/.
Origin of equilibrium
Synonyms for equilibrium
Related Words for equilibriastability, symmetry, calmness, serenity, composure, counterpoise, equanimity, coolness, stasis, poise, rest, steadiness, calm, counterbalance, polish, equipoise, cool
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Historical Examples of equilibria
The most familiar examples of equilibria in a one-component system are those furnished by the three phases of water, viz.
The equilibria of the fourth univariant system ice—salt—solution are represented by AE.
The lowest portion of the curve, AB, represents the equilibria between ice and solutions containing ferric chloride.
In another series of equilibria which can be obtained, carbon is one of the solid phases.
Form in painting, like the eternal readjustments and equilibria of life, is but an approximation to stability.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
Word Origin for equilibrium
Plural equilibriums equilibria
A condition in which all influences acting cancel each other, so that a static or balanced situation results. In physics, equilibrium results from the cancellation of forces acting on an object. In chemistry, it occurs when chemical reactions are proceeding in such a way that the amount of each substance in a system remains the same. (See chemical equilibrium.)