What does equilibrium mean?

Definitions for equilibrium
ˌi kwəˈlɪb ri əm, ˌɛk wə-; -ri əequi·lib·ri·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. equilibriumnoun

    a stable situation in which forces cancel one another

  2. chemical equilibrium, equilibriumnoun

    a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates

  3. balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalancenoun

    equality of distribution

  4. equilibrium, labyrinthine sense, vestibular sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibriumnoun

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


  1. equilibriumnoun

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

  2. equilibriumnoun

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

  3. equilibriumnoun

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

  4. equilibriumnoun

    Mental balance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equilibriumnoun

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

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

  2. Equilibriumnoun

    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

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

  3. Equilibriumnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. equilibrium

    A stable attitude and mind.

    The equilibrium is noted as they walk through the forest together, it is so clear they love each other to the depth of their souls.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  
  2. equilibrium

    Equality of distribution.

    The energy throughout the system was in equilibrium as they were so calm, balanced and loving.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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

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  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

Examples of equilibrium in a Sentence

  1. Ron Rivera:

    There are certain things that pop up all of a sudden, side effects that you have: the fatigue, how tired you get; at times you get nauseous; honestly at times sometimes your equilibrium is messed with, almost a sense of vertigo, then the nausea. It hits you at any time, anywhere. (And) the fatigue and going out to practice and stuff, it limited me, and that really bothers me because I can’t really coach the way I coach.

  2. Lennard Neo:

    It may take six to 12 months for investors to reap the rewards of post-halving price movements, in reality, there is a significant time lag between the halving event and the establishment of renewed market equilibrium based on general supply and demand.

  3. Severin Cabannes:

    This activity never found its equilibrium or its profitability.

  4. Outgoing Chief Executive Hereda:

    My personal opinion? I am against it, there's still room for a fully-owned state bank in Brazil and the need for a public policy agent to preserve equilibrium in the system is huge.

  5. Eddie Gauci:

    We will see some floating storage of high sulfur or low sulfur for a period of time until the land-based infrastructure establishes some kind of equilibrium that's in tune with what grades of fuel are called for in particular locations.

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