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equilibrium

noun [U]  /ˌi·kwəˈlɪb·ri·əm, ˌek·wə-/ us  
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.
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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