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1. equilibrium

noun. ['ˌiːkwəˈlɪbriːəm'] a stable situation in which forces cancel one another.

Synonyms

  • homeostasis
  • balance of power
  • Nash equilibrium
  • state of affairs
  • thermal equilibrium
  • situation
  • dynamic balance
  • isostasy
  • poise

Antonyms

  • imbalance
  • misconstruction
  • sharpness
  • crooked

Etymology

  • aequilibrium (Latin)
  • aequilibris (Latin)

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Rhymes with Equilibrium

  • abiam
  • ad-nauseum
  • alluvium
  • ammonium
  • ankerium
  • aquarium
  • atrium
  • auditorium
  • axiom
  • bacterium
  • barium
  • beryllium
  • byzantium
  • cadmium
  • calcium
  • capernaum
  • cesium
  • chriptosporidium
  • chromium
  • colloquium

How do you pronounce equilibrium?

Pronounce equilibrium as ˌikwəˈlɪbriəm.

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How to spell equilibrium? Is it eqilibrium? Or equlibrium? Common misspellings are:

  • eqilibrium
  • equlibrium

Sentences with equilibrium


1. Noun, singular or mass
They already have an idea of the kind of partner that will bring equilibrium into their lives.

2. Verb, base form
This restoration force is what causes the object to return to equilibrium with a net force of zero.

Quotes about equilibrium


1. Criticism - however valid or intellectually engaging - tends to get in the way of a writer who has anything personal to say. A tightrope walker may require practice, but if he starts a theory of equilibrium he will lose grace (and probably fall off).
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

2. He was becoming unstuck, he was sure of that - his bones were no longer wrapped in flesh but in clouds of dust, in hummingbirds, dragonflies, and luminous moths - but so perfect was his equilibrium that he felt no fear. He was vast, he was many, he was dynamic, he was eternal.
- Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

3. Contrary to the ecologists, nature does not stand still and does not maintain the kind of equilibrium that guarantees the survival of any particular species - least of all the survival of her greatest and most fragile product: man.
- Ayn Rand

2. equilibrium

noun. ['ˌiːkwəˈlɪbriːəm'] a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates.

Synonyms

  • reaction
  • chemical equilibrium
  • acid-base balance
  • acid-base equilibrium

Antonyms

  • inclusion
  • rejection
  • discomposure
  • scale up

Etymology

  • aequilibrium (Latin)
  • aequilibris (Latin)

3. equilibrium

noun. ['ˌiːkwəˈlɪbriːəm'] equality of distribution.

Synonyms

  • proportion
  • structure
  • symmetry
  • construction
  • conformation
  • equipoise
  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • scale down
  • natural object
  • anisotropy
  • disassembly

Etymology

  • aequilibrium (Latin)
  • aequilibris (Latin)

4. equilibrium

noun. ['ˌiːkwəˈlɪbriːəm'] a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head.

Synonyms

  • vestibular sense
  • labyrinthine sense
  • proprioception
  • sense of equilibrium

Antonyms

  • radial asymmetry
  • asymmetry
  • inequality
  • exclusion

Etymology

  • aequilibrium (Latin)
  • aequilibris (Latin)
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