equilibrium

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USAGE NOTE
The plural of “equilibrium” is “equilibriums” or “equilibria.”
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).
noun
1. (balance)
a. el equilibrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The gymnast slipped on the balance beam but quickly regained her equilibrium.La gimnasta se resbaló en la viga pero rápidamente recuperó el equilibrio.
2. (balance between opposing forces)
a. el equilibrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I'm worried that I'll never find equilibrium between my work and home life.Me preocupa no encontrar nunca un equilibrio entre mi vida laboral y mi vida familiar.
3. (physics)
a. el equilibrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The car, which was at rest, is no longer in physical equilibrium.El carro, que estaba en reposo, ya no está en equilibrio físico.
4. (chemistry)
a. el equilibrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The slower reaction needs a catalyst to bring both reactions to a state of equilibrium.A la reacción más lenta le falta un catalizador para llevar ambas reacciones a un estado de equilibrio.
5. (economics)
a. el equilibrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Vendors and buyers will be most satisfied when the levels of supply and demand are in equilibrium.Los vendedores y los compradores estarán muy satisfechos cuando los niveles de oferta y demanda estén en equilibrio.
6. (poise)
a. la calma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The news of her father's passing severely disturbed her equilibrium.Las noticias del fallecimiento de su padre perturbaron gravemente su calma.
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equilibrium
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el equilibrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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equilibrium [ˌiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm]
noun
equilibriums equilibria [ˌiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪə] equilibrio (m)
to maintain/lose one's equilibrium also mantener/perder el equilibrio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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