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equilibrium

e·qui·lib·ri·um

equilibrium

 
 
pronunciation:
i kw lI bri m [or] e kw lI bri m
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part of speech: noun
inflections: equilibria, equilibriums
definition 1: a state in which all acting forces cancel each other to create balance or stability.
synonyms:
balance, equipoise, poise
antonyms:
imbalance
similar words:
stability
definition 2: mental or emotional stability; poise.
Ordinarily she would have been seething with anger but this time she maintained her equilibrium.
synonyms:
composure, equanimity, poise
similar words:
balance, mind, self-command, self-control, self-possession, stability, temper
definition 3: in chemistry, a condition in which a reaction and its reverse happen at the same rate, preserving constant proportions of the reactants involved.
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The word equilibrium contains the following parts:
libra, liber2 Latin root that means balance, weight