Complete Definition of "equilibrium"

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English

Etymology
L. aequilibrium, from aequus, equal, and libra, balance

Noun
equilibrium (plural equilibria)

  1. The condition of a system in which competing influences are balanced.
  2. physics The state of a body at rest or in uniform motion in which the resultant of all forces on it is zero.
  3. chemistry The state of a reaction in which the rates of the forward and reverse reactions are the same.
  4. Mental balance.

Derived terms
disequilibrium
dynamic equilibrium
static equilibrium
equilibrist

Synonyms
(condition of a system in which competing influences are balanced): balance, stability
(in physics):
(in chemistry):
(mental balance): sanity

Antonyms
(condition of a system in which competing influences are balanced): disequilibrium, instability, imbalance
(in physics): non-equilibrium, disequilibrium
(in chemistry):
(mental balance): insanity, instability, madness

Translations
trans-top|condition of a system in which competing influences are balanced
Czech: rovnováha f
Esperanto: ekvilibro
Estonian: tasakaal
Finnish: tasapaino
French: équilibre m
German: Gleichgewicht n
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Greek: ισορροπία [iso̞ro̞ˈpiˌa] f
Norwegian: t-|no|ekvilibrium|n, t-|no|likevekt|m
Polish: równowaga f
Romanian: t|ro|echilibru|n
Russian: t|ru|равновесие|n|scCyrl|trravnov'ésije
Spanish: equilibrio :es:equilibrio|(es) m
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trans-top|physics: state of a body at rest or in uniform motion in which the resultant of all forces on it is zero
Estonian: tasakaal
Finnish: tasapaino
French: équilibre m
German: Gleichgewicht n
trans-mid
Greek: ισορροπία [iso̞ro̞ˈpiˌa] f
Norwegian: t-|no|ekvilibrium|n, t-|no|likevekt|m
Polish: równowaga f
Russian: t|ru|равновесие|n|scCyrl|trravnov'ésije
Spanish: equilibrio :es:equilibrio|(es) m
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trans-top|chemistry: state of a reaction in which the rates of the forward and reverse reactions are the same
Estonian: tasakaal
Finnish: tasapaino
French: équilibre m
German: Gleichgewicht n
Greek: ισορροπία [iso̞ro̞ˈpiˌa] f
trans-mid
Norwegian: t-|no|ekvilibrium|n, t-|no|likevekt|m
Polish: równowaga f
Russian: t|ru|равновесие|n|scCyrl|trravnov'ésije
Spanish: equilibrio :es:equilibrio|(es) m
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trans-top|mental balance
Estonian: vaimne tasakaal
Finnish: tasapaino
French: équilibre m
German: Ausgeglichenheit n
Greek: διανοητική or ψυχική αταραξία [ataraˈk͡siˌa] / ισορροπία [iso̞ro̞ˈpiˌa] / ηρεμία [ire̞ˈmiˌa] (meaning: mental or psychic equanimity / balance / tranquillity) f
trans-mid
Norwegian: t-|no|sinnslikevekt|m
Polish: równowaga psychiczna f
Romanian: t|ro|echilibru|n
Russian: t|ru|равновесие|n|scCyrl|trravnov'ésije
Spanish: equilibrio :es:equilibrio|(es) m
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