stable equilibrium

noun

: a state of equilibrium of a body (such as a pendulum hanging directly downward from its point of support) such that when the body is slightly displaced it tends to return to its original position compare unstable equilibrium

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“Stable equilibrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stable%20equilibrium. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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