Adjective "equilibrium" definition and examples

(Equilibrium may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌɛkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm//ˌiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm/

Definitions and examples

noun

A state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced.
  1. 'The unsustainable nature of psi is consistent with the concept that psi effects are a dynamic or fluctuating equilibrium between opposing forces.'
  2. 'We observed that over time in KwaZulu Natal the selective sweep reduced in size toward equilibrium between selection and recombination.'
  3. 'This analysis suggested that the African population is close to equilibrium between mutational forces and genetic drift.'
  4. 'Thus, a balanced opinion is one which establishes an equilibrium between opposing views, ‘weighing’ one set of views against the other.'
  5. 'I think as far as the Internet is concerned, we are groping towards the defining equilibrium between crime and defense.'
  6. 'Population structure can play an important role in determining the mean fitness of populations at equilibrium between mutation and selection.'
  7. 'However, the steady-state equilibrium between bound and free pigment was largely in favor of the free form.'
  8. 'When a conflict of norms occurs, some balance, harmony, or form of equilibrium between two or more norms must be found; or, alternatively, one norm overrides the other.'
  9. 'A dynamic and nearly balanced equilibrium between opposing forces appears to characterize the situation.'
  10. 'The equilibrium between species of resident bacteria provides stability in the microbial population within the same individual under normal conditions.'
  11. 'I stumbled over a rock and recovered my equilibrium'
  12. 'Earth, unlike the other solar planets, is not in physical equilibrium.'
  13. 'Once detached from the gland and ring, respectively, the cell and bubble become spherical to achieve physical equilibrium.'
  14. 'The receptor organ of posture and equilibrium is a composite one located in the semicircular canals, the utricle, and the saccule of the inner ear.'
  15. 'His black wings flapped vainly in the wind and water as they tried to regain the precious equilibrium of balance.'
  16. 'It is essential that human beings know their own bodies so well that they can follow the normal daily routine without disturbing the balance or equilibrium of the body.'
  17. 'his intensity could unsettle his equilibrium'
  18. 'Usually, a hypoglycemic patient does not manifest a sense of mental equilibrium and tranquillity.'
  19. 'She's settling in just fine, and seeing her every few days is helping my mental equilibrium.'
  20. 'By 1921 he had recovered from heavy dependence on drugs, but he never fully regained mental equilibrium.'
  21. 'Part of the challenge with a team must be keeping an emotional anchor or equilibrium as exhaustion and physical stress accumulate.'
  22. 'I certainly felt bound to the river for restoring my equilibrium, for calming my senses and for providing me with an escape from the city.'
  23. 'Inner confidence, optimism, equilibrium and a positive state of the mind - all go a long way to total recovery.'
  24. 'My mental equilibrium improves when I resume the repetitive motion of jiggling my knee, or tapping my foot, or lightly kicking the table leg, etc.'
  25. 'It might appear from the above that postures, breathing techniques and sensory control automatically purge the mind of distractions and bring about equilibrium and calm.'
  26. 'He clipped his helmet to his belt and stood swaying while his mind regained its equilibrium.'
  27. 'ice is in equilibrium with water'
  28. 'For most substances, increasing the pressure when a system is in equilibrium between liquid and solid phases will increase the phase transition temperature.'
  29. 'Therefore, the metastable equilibrium between iron and iron carbide should be considered, because it is relevant to the behavior of most steels in practice.'
  30. 'the market is in equilibrium'
  31. 'There has been a huge increase in supply and now the levels of supply and demand are in equilibrium.'
  32. 'The trade balance reached equilibrium or surplus only under conditions of deep recession.'
  33. 'In such a model, prices are in equilibrium at every moment, even when equilibrium prices are changing over time.'

More definitions

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: The pressures of the situation caused her to lose her equilibrium.

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

More examples(as adjective)

"systems can be equilibrium."

"wages can be equilibrium."

"states can be equilibrium."

"properties can be equilibrium."

"models can be equilibrium."

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Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense ‘well-balanced state of mind’): from Latin aequilibrium, from aequi- ‘equal’ + libra ‘balance’.