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- n. The formation, or maintenance, of an equilibrium
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Act of keeping a balance, or state of being balanced; equipoise.
- n. The process by which animal and vegetable organisms preserve a physiological balance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Equipoise; the act of keeping the balance even; the state of being equally balanced; the maintenance of equilibrium.
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- n. stabilization by bringing into equilibrium
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What drives the equilibration is the pressure difference between on side and the other.
And the highest form of evolution is reached when there is a harmony between concentration and differentiation, a harmony which Spencer calls equilibration and which he defines as a moving equilibrium.
Such a deduction is, perhaps, possible for the more elementary forms of evolution, integration and differentiation; but it is not possible for the highest form, the equilibration, which is a harmony of integration and differentiation.
Healthy smiles for life - bite realignment or 'equilibration', TMJ 'jaw joint' therapy, occlusal splint therapy, oral sedation, and full mouth restorations
The analysis elucidates a temporal hierarchy of events that range from chemical equilibration events to the formation of physiologically meaningful pools, culminating in a network-scale (dynamic) structure – (physiological) function relationship.
Under warming conditions, ice formation on shelves will occur later and ice melt will occur earlier, thereby increasing the time available for air – sea interaction/equilibration and CO2 uptake.
Under the assumption that "mature" ecosystems exhibit decreased net primary productivity because of equilibration of the nitrogen and water fluxes, elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations are likely to stimulate growth.
The decreased net primary productivity observed in "mature" ecosystems is a consequence of the equilibration of the nitrogen and water fluxes.
This equilibration has implications for recent patterns of carbon flux observed in terrestrial ecosystems.
Another possible mechanism causing equilibration of the carbon, nitrogen, and water fluxes comes from examination of the tissue-level response to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations.