el equilibrio
-the balance
See the entry for equilibrio.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (stability)
a. balance
Perdí el equilibrio y me caí al suelo.I lost my balance and fell to the ground.
2. (harmony)
a. balance
Lo ideal es lograr un equilibrio entre la responsabilidad y la libertad.The ideal is to achieve a balance between responsibility and freedom.
3. (equanimity)
a. level-headedness
Su manera de actuar refleja un gran equilibrio.Her way of acting reflects great levelheadedness.
b. stability
Nadie duda de su equilibrio mental, pero su comportamiento es un tanto irracional.Nobody doubts his mental stability, but his behavior is somewhat irrational.
4. (mechanics)
a. equilibrium
La estática es una rama de la mecánica que estudia el equilibrio de los cuerpos.Statics is a branch of mechanics concerned with the equilibrium of objects.
5. (chemistry)
a. equilibrium
Si la concentración no varía, la reacción ha alcanzado el equilibrio.When concentration doesn't change, the reaction has reached equilibrium.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. balance
mantener algo en equilibrioto balance something
mantener/perder el equilibrioto keep/lose one's balance
2. (fig)
hacer equilibriosto perform a balancing act
hay un equilibrio de fuerzasthe forces are evenly balanced
equilibrio ecológicoecological balance
equilibrio de poderbalance of power
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1 (estabilidad) balance
perturbó el equilibrio de la balanza he threw the scales out of balance; ahora las pesas están en equilibrio now the weights are evenly balanced; intentó mantener el equilibrio sobre la cuerda he tried to keep his balance on the rope; mantuvo en equilibrio el palo sobre su dedo he balanced the stick on his finger; perder el equilibrio to lose one's balance
hacer equilibrios to do a balancing act
equilibrio ecológico ecological balance
equilibrio estable stable equilibrium
equilibrio inestable unstable equilibrium
equilibrio presupuestario balanced budget
2 (armonía) balance; equilibrium
existe un equilibrio estable entre las dos potencias mundiales there is a stable balance between the two superpowers
el equilibrio europeo
equilibrio de fuerzas equilibrio de poderes balance of power
3 (serenidad) level-headedness
afrontará el problema con su acostumbrado equilibrio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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