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Meaning of EQUILIBRIUM

Pronunciation:  `eekwu'libreeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
  2. [n]  a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
  3. [n]  equality of distribution
  4. [n]  a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
 

EQUILIBRIUM is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: balance, chemical equilibrium, counterbalance, equipoise, labyrinthine sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium, vestibular sense
 
 Antonyms: disequilibrium
 
 See Also: acid-base balance, acid-base equilibrium, balance, balance of power, chemical reaction, conformation, construction, dynamic balance, homeostasis, poise, proportion, proprioception, reaction, situation, state of affairs, structure, symmetry, thermal equilibrium

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E`qui*lib"ri*um\, n.; pl. E. {Equilibriums}, L.
{Equilibria}. [L. aequilibrium, fr. aequilibris in
equilibrium, level; aequus equal + libra balance. See
{Equal}, and {Librate}.]
1. Equality of weight or force; an equipoise or a state of
   rest produced by the mutual counteraction of two or more
   forces.

2. A level position; a just poise or balance in respect to an
   object, so that it remains firm; equipoise; as, to
   preserve the equilibrium of the body.

         Health consists in the equilibrium between those two
         powers.                               --Arbuthnot.

3. A balancing of the mind between motives or reasons, with
   consequent indecision and doubt.

{Equilibrium valve} (Steam Engine), a balanced valve. See
   under {Valve}.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. Balance
  2. A condition in which no further net change is occuring in a system, and free energy is minimimal.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a balance among the components of an ecosystem.
 
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