1. [ noun ] a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
Related terms: disequilibrium situation balance thermal_equilibrium draw balance_of_power nash_equilibrium poise dynamic_balance homeostasis balance
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
Synonyms: chemical_equilibrium
Related terms: chemical_reaction acid-base_equilibrium balance
3. [ noun ] equality of distribution
Synonyms: equipoise counterbalance balance
Related terms: structure symmetry conformation balance
4. [ noun ] (physiology) a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
Synonyms: vestibular_sense sense_of_balance sense_of_equilibrium labyrinthine_sense
Related terms: proprioception balance
Similar spelling:   equilibrize