nonequilibrium

noun
non·​equi·​lib·​ri·​um | \ ˌnän-ˌē-kwə-ˈli-brē-əm How to pronounce nonequilibrium (audio) , -ˌe-\

Definition of nonequilibrium

: absence or lack of equilibrium or balance : a state of imbalance between opposing forces or processes often used before another noun nonequilibrium statesnonequilibrium thermodynamics

First Known Use of nonequilibrium

1790, in the meaning defined above

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