steady state

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steady state
 
n
physics See also equilibrium the condition of a system when some or all of the quantities describing it are independent of time but not necessarily in thermodynamic or chemical equilibrium

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steady state stead·y state (stěd'ē)
n.

  1. A state obtained in moderate muscular exercise when the removal of lactic acid by oxidation keeps pace with its production.

  2. A condition in which the formation of substances keeps pace with their destruction so that all volumes, concentrations, pressures, and flows remain constant.

  3. A stable condition that does not change over time or in which change in one direction is continually balanced by change in another.

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steady state   (stěd'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
A condition of a physical system or device that does not change over time, or in which any one change is continually balanced by another, such as the stable condition of a system in equilibrium.
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