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 equilibriumstability, symmetry, calmness, serenity, composure, counterpoise, equanimity, coolness, stasis, poise, rest, steadiness, calm, counterbalance, polish, equipoise, cool
Examples from the Web for equilibrium
Contemporary Examples of equilibrium
But how many of us, thus sunk in despair, have not been vaulted back to equilibrium by another look at Groundhog Day?Harold Ramis’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Is About as Perfect as a Movie Gets
February 25, 2014
Since 1989, this arrangement has provided a workable degree of stability, but one based on an equilibrium of unstable elements.
Lebanese politics for more than a decade have been characterized by an equilibrium of unstable elements.
But by 2009, Aaron seemed to her to be regaining his equilibrium.Aaron Hernandez’s Terrifying Past
July 22, 2013
The key thing here is that the use of handguns in gang conflicts is at least in part an equilibrium problem.Another Example of Bullet Control
December 17, 2012
Historical Examples of equilibrium
She was not going to have the equilibrium of her party disturbed, and that was all about it.Quaint Courtships
It simply must be done to preserve the equilibrium and avoid a spill.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
The equilibrium which had shown a tendency to be established in her, was upset.
His equilibrium was upset, he again trembled with violent fever, as formerly.
We have seen the worst of the English sparrow; he has now found his equilibrium.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
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.)