equilibrium
noun (plural -riums or equilibria) Etymology: Latin aequilibrium, from aequilibris being in equilibrium, from aequi- + libra weight, balance Date: 1608 1. a. a state of intellectual or emotional balance ; poise <
trying to recover his equilibrium
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b. a state of adjustment between opposing or divergent influences or elements 2. a state of balance between opposing forces or actions that is either static (as in a body acted on by forces whose resultant is zero) or dynamic (as in a reversible chemical reaction when the rates of reaction in both directions are equal) 3. balance 6a

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