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

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•qui•lib•ri•umˌi kwəˈlɪb ri əm, ˌɛk wə-; -ri ə(n.)(pl.)-ri•ums, -ri•a

  1. a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces.

  2. equal balance between any powers, influences, etc.; equality of effect.

  3. mental or emotional balance; equanimity.

  4. a state or sense of steadiness and proper orientation of the body.

  5. the condition existing when a chemical reaction and its reverse reaction proceed at equal rates.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of equilibrium:

1600–10; < L aequilībrium=aequi-equi - +lībr(a) balance

e•quil′i•bra•to`ryɪˈkwɪl ə brəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

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

Wiktionary

  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

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

equilibrium(noun)

a state of equal balance between weights, forces etc.

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