HyperDic: equilibrium

English > 4 senses of the word equilibrium:
NOUNstateequilibriuma stable situation in which forces cancel one another
processequilibrium, chemical equilibriuma chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
shapeequilibrium, balance, equipoise, counterbalanceequality of distribution
cognitionequilibrium, labyrinthine sense, vestibular sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibriuma sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
equilibrium > pronunciation
Soundsiy.kwahlih'briyahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > equilibrium: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA stable situation in which forces cancel one another.
NarrowerNash equilibrium(game theory) a stable state of a system that involves several interacting participants in which no participant can gain by a change of strategy as long as all the other participants remain unchanged
balanceA state of equilibrium
balance of powerAn equilibrium of power between nations
dynamic balance(aeronautics) the state of equilibrium in which centrifugal forces due to a rotating mass (e.g., a propeller) do not produce force in the shaft and so vibration is reduced
homeostasis(physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes
isostasy(geology) a general equilibrium of the forces tending to elevate or depress the earth's crust
poiseA state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
thermal equilibriumA state in which all parts of a system are at the same temperature
Broadersituation, state of affairsThe general state of things
OppositedisequilibriumLoss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable / unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
Spanishequilibrio
Catalanequilibri
Verbsequilibratebring to a chemical stasis or equilibrium
equilibrate, equilibrizebring into balance or equilibrium
English > equilibrium: 4 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningA chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates.
Synonymchemical equilibrium
Narroweracid-base equilibrium, acid-base balance(physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body
Broaderchemical reaction, reaction(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
Spanishequilibrio, equilibrio químico
Catalanequilibri, equilibri químic
Verbsequilibratebring to a chemical stasis or equilibrium
equilibratebring into balance or equilibrium
English > equilibrium: 4 senses > noun 3, shape
Meaningequality of distribution.
Synonymsbalance, equipoise, counterbalance
NarrowerconformationA symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
symmetry, proportionbalance among the parts of something
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishcontrapeso, equilibrio
Catalancontrapès, equilibri
Verbsequilibratebring to a chemical stasis or equilibrium
equilibrate, equilibrizebring into balance or equilibrium
English > equilibrium: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head.
Synonymslabyrinthine sense, vestibular sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium
BroaderproprioceptionThe ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
Spanishequilibrio, sentido del equilibrio, sentido laberíntico, sentido vestibular
Catalanequilibri, sentit de l'equilibri, sentit laberíntic, sentit vestibular
Verbsequilibratebring into balance or equilibrium

©2001-19 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict