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equilibrium

noun [S or U] uk   /ˌiː.kwɪˈlɪb.ri.əm/ /ˌek.wɪ-/ formal us  
a state of balance: The disease destroys much of the inner ear, disturbing the animal's equilibrium. the country's economic equilibrium a calm mental state: Yoga is said to restore one's inner equilibrium.
Translations of “equilibrium”
in Spanish equilibrio…
in French équilibre…
in German das Gleichgewicht…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平衡, 均衡, (心情或情緒的)平靜,安寧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 平衡, 均衡, (心情或情绪的)平静,安宁…
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