Equilibrium - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌiːkwɪˈlɪbriəm|  American pronunciation of the word equilibrium
Brit.  |ˌiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm|  British pronunciation of the word equilibrium

noun

- a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
- a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
- equality of distribution (syn: balance, counterbalance, equipoise)
- a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head

Examples

Supply and demand were in equilibrium.

...we must find an equilibrium between commercial development and conservation of our natural treasures...

The government is anxious not to upset the economic equilibrium.

She struggled to recover her equilibrium.

a black body maintained at a constant temperature is a full radiator at that temperature because the radiation reaching and leaving it must be in equilibrium

Word forms

noun
singular: equilibrium
plural: equilibriums
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