equilibrium

  

Definition

State of stable conditions in which all significant factors remain more or less constant over a period, and there is little or no inherent tendency for change. For example, a market is said to be in equilibrium if the amount of goods that buyers wish to buy at the current price is matched by the amount the sellers want to sell at that price. Also called steady state.

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  • The solution seemed to reach equilibrium, but when he grabbed the container the reaction picked up speed like it hadn't before.

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  • Equilibrium in the economic market is often desired, but it is very rarely actually achieved due to the tumultuous nature of the market.

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  • Paul came into the work office an hour late yesterday and today, causing his team to lose their normally productive equilibrium.

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