Definition of equilibrium
- trying to recover his equilibrium
Supply and demand were in equilibrium.
we must find an equilibrium between commercial development and conservation of our natural treasures
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Equilibrium contains a root from the Latin libra, meaning "weight" or "balance". As a constellation, zodiac symbol, and astrological sign, Libra is usually pictured as a set of balance scales, often held by the blindfolded goddess of justice, which symbolizes fairness, equality, and justice. Equilibrium has special meanings in biology, chemistry, physics, and economics, but in all of them it refers to the balance of competing influences.
First Known Use: 1608See Words from the same year
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