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Equilibration   Listen
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Equilibration  n.  
1.
Act of keeping a balance, or state of being balanced; equipoise. "In... running, leaping, and dancing, nature's laws of equilibration are observed."
2.
(Biol.) The process by which animal and vegetable organisms preserve a physiological balance.






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"Equilibration" Quotes from Famous Books



... of education is obviously not a mental process. When a mother talks to a baby, she is not encouraging its little mind to think. When she is coaxing her child to walk, she is not making a theoretic exposition of the science of equilibration. She crouches before the child, at a little distance, and spreads her hands. "Come, baby—come to mother. Come! Baby, walk! Yes, walk! Walk to mother! Come along. A little walk to its mother. Come! Come then! Why yes, a pretty baby! ...
— Fantasia of the Unconscious • D. H. Lawrence

... you prove that these images are continued in uninterrupted motion? Or, if uninterrupted, still how do you prove them to be eternal? There is a constant supply, you say, of innumerable atoms. But must they, for that reason, be all eternal? To elude this, you have recourse to equilibration (for so, with your leave, I will call your [Greek: Isonomia]),[100] and say that as there is a sort of nature mortal, so there must also be a sort which is immortal. By the same rule, as there are men mortal, there are men immortal; and as some arise ...
— Cicero's Tusculan Disputations - Also, Treatises On The Nature Of The Gods, And On The Commonwealth • Marcus Tullius Cicero



Words linked to "Equilibration" :   stabilization, stabilisation



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