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EQUILIB'RIUM, n. [L.] In mechanics, equipose; equality of weight; the state of the two ends of a lever or balance, when both are charged with equal weight, and they maintain an even or level position, parallel to the horizon.

1. Equality of powers.

Health consists in the equilibrium between those two powers.

2. Equal balancing of the mind between motives or reasons; a

state of indifference or of doubt, when the mind is suspended in indecision, between different motives, or the different forces of evidence.




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EQUILIB'RIUM, n. [L.] In mechanics, equipose; equality of weight; the state of the two ends of a lever or balance, when both are charged with equal weight, and they maintain an even or level position, parallel to the horizon.

1. Equality of powers.

Health consists in the equilibrium between those two powers.

2. Equal balancing of the mind between motives or reasons; a

state of indifference or of doubt, when the mind is suspended in indecision, between different motives, or the different forces of evidence.


E-QUI-LIB'RI-UM, n. [L.]

  1. In mechanics, equipoise; equality of weight; the state of the two ends of a lever or balance when both are charged with equal weight, and they maintain an even or level position, parallel to the horizon. Encyc.
  2. Equality of powers. Health consists in the equilibrium between those two powers. Arbuthnot.
  3. Equal balancing of the mind between motives or reasons; a state of indifference or of doubt, when the mind is suspended in indecision, between different motives, or the different forces of evidence.

E`qui*lib"ri*um
  1. Equality of weight or force; an equipoise or a state of rest produced by the mutual counteraction of two or more forces.
  2. A level position; a just poise or balance in respect to an object, so that it remains firm; equipoise; as, to preserve the equilibrium of the body.

    Health consists in the equilibrium between those two powers. Arbuthnot.

  3. A balancing of the mind between motives or reasons, with consequent indecision and doubt.

    Equilibrium valve (Steam Engine), a balanced valve. See under Valve.

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Equilibrium

EQUILIB'RIUM, noun [Latin] In mechanics, equipose; equality of weight; the state of the two ends of a lever or balance, when both are charged with equal weight, and they maintain an even or level position, parallel to the horizon.

1. Equality of powers.

Health consists in the equilibrium between those two powers.

2. Equal balancing of the mind between motives or reasons; a

state of indifference or of doubt, when the mind is suspended in indecision, between different motives, or the different forces of evidence.

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