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One entry found for equilibrium.
Main Entry: equi·lib·ri·um
Pronunciation: secondarystressemacron-kwschwa-primarystresslib-remacron-schwam, secondarystressek-wschwa-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ri·ums or equilib·ria /-remacron-schwa/
Etymology: from Latin aequilibrium "state of being in balance," from aequus "equal" and libra "weight, balance, scales" --related to DELIBERATE, LIBRA
1 : a state of balance between opposing forces or actions
2 : the normal balanced state of the body of an animal that is maintained in relation to the forces (as gravity) acting on it and to things in the environment (as the surface on which life is lived) and that is sensed and checked by the inner ear of vertebrates including human beings

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