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Le Châtelier principle

[ luh-shaht-l-yey prin-suh-puhl ]
/ lə ˈʃɑt lˌyeɪ ˌprɪn sə pəl /
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noun Physics.
the law that if a constraint is applied to a system in equilibrium, the system adjusts to a new equilibrium that tends to counteract the constraint.
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Origin of Le Châtelier principle

First recorded in 1910–15; see origin at lechatelierite

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