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noun

physics the condition of a system when some or all of the quantities describing it are independent of time but not necessarily in thermodynamic or chemical equilibriumSee also equilibrium (def. 6)

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Medical definitions for steady state

steady state
[ stĕdē ]

n.

A state obtained in moderate muscular exercise when the removal of lactic acid by oxidation keeps pace with its production.
A condition in which the formation of substances keeps pace with their destruction so that all volumes, concentrations, pressures, and flows remain constant.
A stable condition that does not change over time or in which change in one direction is continually balanced by change in another.
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Scientific definitions for steady state

steady state
[ stĕdē ]

A condition of a physical system or device that does not change over time, or in which any one change is continually balanced by another, such as the stable condition of a system in equilibrium.
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