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equilibriumnoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˌek.wɪˈlɪb.ri.əm/ /ˌiː.kwɪˈlɪb.ri.əm/ us /ˌiː.kwəˈlɪb.ri.əm/ /ˌek.wəˈlɪb.ri.əm/ formal

(Definition of “equilibrium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"equilibrium" in American English

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equilibriumnoun [ U ]

us /ˌi·kwəˈlɪb·ri·əm, ˌek·wə-/

a state of balance:

He devised a mathematical method to prove the existence of equilibrium among prices, production, and consumer demand.

biology Equilibrium is also the state of balance maintained by the various organisms that live in a particular environment.

physics Equilibrium also means a state of balance between opposing forces.

Equilibrium is also a state of mental calm.

(Definition of “equilibrium” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"equilibrium" in Business English

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equilibriumnoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˌiːkwɪˈlɪbriəm/ us ECONOMICS

a situation in which an economy is balanced and not experiencing large changes, for example when the number of goods that people want to buy is similar to the number of goods being offered:

equilibrium between sth and sth Raising the prices we charge the consumer would enable us to raise wages until we reach an equilibrium between supply and demand.
equilibrium in sth Saudi Arabia has promised to make every effort to ensure equilibrium in the oil industry and to stabilize prices.

(Definition of “equilibrium” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)