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noun [countable/uncountable] equilibrium pronunciation in American English /ˌikwɪˈlɪbriəm/equilibrium pronunciation in American English /ˌekwɪˈlɪbriəm/
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  1. 1
    a situation in which there is a balance between different forces or aspects
    A new arms race in the region would upset the delicate equilibrium between the opposing factions.
    in equilibrium: a situation in which supply and demand are in equilibrium
  2. 2
    a calm mental state in which you are in control of your feelings
    He tried hard to maintain his equilibrium.
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