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e·qui·lib·ri·um

equilibrium

 
 
pronunciation:
i kw lI bri m [or] e kw lI bri m
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part of speech: noun
inflections: equilibria, equilibriums
definition: a state of balance between two or more forces.
When two people are sitting on a seesaw and the seesaw is level, their weights are in equilibrium.
synonyms:
balance, poise
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The word equilibrium contains the following parts:
equ, equi Latin root that means equal
libra, liber2 Latin root that means balance, weight
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