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English noun: equilibrium

1. equilibrium (state) a stable situation in which forces cancel one another

Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs

Narrower (hyponym)balance, balance of power, dynamic balance, homeostasis, isostasy, Nash equilibrium, poise, thermal equilibrium


2. equilibrium (process) a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates

Synonymschemical equilibrium

Broader (hypernym)chemical reaction, reaction

Narrower (hyponym)acid-base balance, acid-base equilibrium

3. equilibrium (shape) equality of distribution

Synonymsbalance, counterbalance, equipoise

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)conformation, proportion, symmetry

4. equilibrium (cognition) a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head

Synonymslabyrinthine sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium, vestibular sense

Broader (hypernym)proprioception

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