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 formse·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
Examples from the Web for 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|Malcolm Jones|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
The key thing here is that the use of handguns in gang conflicts is at least in part an equilibrium problem.
Normal life is nothing but that,—a state of equilibrium, a static condition.Philosophic Nights In Paris|Remy De Gourmont
By this system everything was kept in equilibrium until the breaking out of the first quarrel.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Recovering her equilibrium, the ship started through the brine, and as the succeeding roller came on, she was urging ahead fast.Homeward Bound|James Fenimore Cooper
It would not be true to say "to keep erect," for equilibrium was maintained by leaning against the wind.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
After the ball is closed, an equilibrium exists only when he is seated.
British Dictionary definitions for equilibrium
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
Word Origin for equilibrium
Medicine definitions for equilibrium
Science definitions for equilibrium
Plural equilibriums equilibria
Culture 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.
Culture 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.)