What does equilibrium mean?

Definitions for equilibriumˌi kwəˈlɪb ri əm, ˌɛk wə-; -ri ə

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word equilibrium.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. equilibrium(noun)

    a stable situation in which forces cancel one another

  2. chemical equilibrium, equilibrium(noun)

    a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates

  3. balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance(noun)

    equality of distribution

  4. equilibrium, labyrinthine sense, vestibular sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium(noun)

    a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head


  1. equilibrium(Noun)

    The condition of a system in which competing influences are balanced, resulting in no net change.

  2. equilibrium(Noun)

    The state of a body at rest or in uniform motion in which the resultant of all forces on it is zero.

  3. equilibrium(Noun)

    The state of a reaction in which the rates of the forward and reverse reactions are the same.

  4. equilibrium(Noun)

    Mental balance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equilibrium(noun)

    equality of weight or force; an equipoise or a state of rest produced by the mutual counteraction of two or more forces

  2. Equilibrium(noun)

    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

  3. Equilibrium(noun)

    a balancing of the mind between motives or reasons, with consequent indecision and doubt

  4. Origin: [L. aequilibrium, fr. aequilibris in equilibrium, level; aequus equal + libra balance. See Equal, and Librate.]


  1. Equilibrium

    Equilibrium is a German folk metal band. The band's music combines elements of folk and symphonic metal with various instruments including electric guitars, strings and flutes. Their riffs reflect traditional Germanic melodies. Their lyrical themes focus on Germanic tales and Germanic mythology. All of the lyrics are in German, as are most of the titles.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equilibrium' in Nouns Frequency: #2123


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equilibrium in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equilibrium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jose Ortega y Gasset:

    Order is not pressure which is imposed on society from without, but an equilibrium which is set up from within.

  2. Francis J. Braceland:

    We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.

  3. Marquis de Sade:

    Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.

  4. Tom Stoppard:

    Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight. Equilibrium is pragmatic. You have to get everything into proportion. You compensate, rebalance yourself so that you maintain your angle to the world. When the world shifts, you shift.

  5. Gary Ross:

    Why would Saudi cut production in the current environment? Why would they want to support Iran, Russia or U.S. shale producers? So they must have decided: let the market establish the price. Once the market goes to a new equilibrium, prices will go higher.

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