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[dis-ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uh m, dis-ee-] /dɪsˌi kwəˈlɪb ri əm, ˌdɪs i-/
lack of equilibrium; imbalance.
Origin of disequilibrium
1830-40; dis-1 + equilibrium Unabridged
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Examples from the web for disequilibrium
  • disequilibrium is probably the best state of mind for learning.
  • Rates could be adjusted more sharply only if a country's balance of payments was in fundamental disequilibrium.
  • Undershooting and overshooting the golden nodes values will obviously results in internal disequilibrium.
  • But too often this disequilibrium seems imposed, the slapstick so clumsily staged and executed as to appear mocking.
  • To get a handle on these particular details the authors looked at two statistics, linkage disequilibrium and runs-of-homozygosity.
  • Recombination works against this, resulting in decay over time of linkage disequilibrium which spikes in th wake of selection.
British Dictionary definitions for disequilibrium


a loss or absence of equilibrium, esp in an economy
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disequilibrium in Medicine

disequilibrium dis·e·qui·lib·ri·um (dĭs-ē'kwə-lĭb'rē-əm, -ěk'wə-)
Loss or lack of stability or equilibrium.

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