1. Act of keeping a balance, or state of being balanced; equipoise.
In . . . running, leaping, and dancing, nature's laws of equilibration are observed.J. Denham.
2. (Biol.) The process by which animal and vegetable organisms preserve a physiological balance. H.
(E`qui*lib"ri*ous) a. Evenly poised; balanced. Dr. H. More. E`qui*lib"ri*ous*ly, adv.
(E*quil"i*brist) n. One who balances himself in unnatural positions and hazardous movements; a
When the equilibrist balances a rod upon his finger.Stewart.
(E`qui*lib"ri*ty) n. [L. aequilibritas equal distribution. See Equilibrium.] The state of being
balanced; equality of weight. [R.] J. Gregory.
(E`qui*lib"ri*um) n.; pl. E. Equilibriums L. Equilibria [L. aequilibrium, fr. aequilibris in
equilibrium, level; aequus equal + libra balance. See Equal, and Librate.]
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.
(E`qui*mo*men"tal) a. [Equi- + momental.] (Mech.) Having equal moments of inertia.
Two bodies or systems of bodies are said to be equimomental when their moments of inertia about all
straight lines are equal each to each.
Equimomental cone of a given rigid body, a conical surface that has any given vertex, and is described
by a straight line which moves in such manner that the moment of inertia of the given rigid body about
the line is in all its positions the same.
(E`qui*mul"ti*ple) a. [Equi- + multiple: cf. F. équimultiple.] Multiplied by the same number
(E`qui*mul"ti*ple), n. (Math.) One of the products arising from the multiplication of two or
more quantities by the same number or quantity. Thus, seven times 2, or 14, and seven times 4, or 28,
are equimultiples of 2 and 4.
(E*qui"nal) a. See Equine. "An equinal shape." Heywood.
(E"quine) a. [L. equinus, fr. equus horse; akin to Gr. Skr. ava, OS. ehu, AS. eh, eoh, Icel.
jr, OIr. ech, cf. Skr. a to reach, overtake, perh. akin to E. acute, edge, eager, a. Cf. Hippopotamus.]
Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a horse.
The shoulders, body, things, and mane are equine; the head completely bovine.Sir J. Barrow.
(||E*quin"i*a) n. [NL. See Equine.] (Med.) Glanders.