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Noun: equilibrium (equilibria,equilibriums)  ,ee-kwu'li-bree-um
  1. A stable situation in which forces cancel one another
  2. A chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
    - chemical equilibrium
  3. Equality of distribution
    - balance, equipoise, counterbalance
  4. A sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
    - labyrinthine sense, vestibular sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium

Derived forms: equilibriums, equilibria

Type of: chemical reaction, construction, proprioception, reaction, situation, state of affairs, structure

Antonym: disequilibrium

Encyclopedia: Equilibrium