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-/.
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Origin of equilibrium
OTHER WORDS FROM equilibriume·quil·i·bra·to·ry [ih-kwil-uh-bruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ee-kwuh-lib-ruh-, ek-wuh-], /ɪˈkwɪl ə brəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˌi kwəˈlɪb rə-, ˌɛk wə-/, adjectivenon·e·qui·lib·ri·um, noun
How to use equilibrium in a sentence
The equilibria of these modifications may be readily represented on a pressure-temperature diagram.
These lost something of their poetry from being held so long that equilibria were lost foolishly.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
He sees a generic essence common to the whole body of laws, such that marginal equilibria are possible and actual.
And between legal values and economic values are marginal equilibria.
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
British Dictionary definitions for equilibrium
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
Word Origin for equilibrium
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Plural equilibriums equilibria
Cultural definitions for equilibrium (1 of 2)
In economics, a state of the economy in which for every commodity or service (including labor), total supply and demand are exactly equal. Equilibrium is never actually attained; it is approximated by movements of the market.
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Cultural definitions for equilibrium (2 of 2)
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.)