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equilibrium US English

A state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced

equilibrium US Thesaurus

the equilibrium of the economy

Donnan equilibrium US English

The equilibrium reached between two ionic solutions separated by a semipermeable membrane when one or more of the kinds of ion present cannot pass through the membrane. The result is a difference in osmotic pressure and electrical potential between the solutions

Nash equilibrium US English

(In economics and game theory) a stable state of a system involving the interaction of different participants, in which no participant can gain by a unilateral change of strategy if the strategies of the others remain unchanged

stable equilibrium US English

A state in which a body tends to return to its original position after being disturbed

dynamic equilibrium US English

A state of balance between continuing processes

punctuated equilibrium US English

The hypothesis that evolutionary development is marked by isolated episodes of rapid speciation between long periods of little or no change

unstable equilibrium US English

A state of equilibrium in which a small disturbance will produce a large change