Equilibrium

Definition of Equilibrium

E`qui`lib´ri`um
n.1.Equality of weight or force; an equipoise or a state of rest produced by the mutual counteraction of two or more forces.
2.A level position; a just poise or balance in respect to an object, so that it remains firm; equipoise; as, to preserve the equilibrium of the body.
Health consists in the equilibrium between those two powers.
- Arbuthnot.
3.A balancing of the mind between motives or reasons, with consequent indecision and doubt.
Equilibrium valve
(Steam Engine) a balanced valve. See under Valve.

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