from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Loss or lack of stability or equilibrium.
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- n. the loss of equilibrium or stability, especially due to an imbalance of forces
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An imperfect equilibrium, as of intellectual and moral faculties.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
Classically trained professionals and laypeople alike offered similar explanations for why people fell sick: the body's four humors had been thrown out of balance, causing one or more of these fluids to be in disequilibrium with the others.
The difficulty is, of course, as we have seen in the German case, to reach agreement in a given moment on whether a fundamental disequilibrium is prevalent.
The new editor of the AER is Robert Clower, a UCLA professor who is widely known as a disequilibrium theorist and interpreter or reinterpreter of Keynes.
Now, once you get all those factors, which are long-running historical forces, and you put them all together, you get a very disjointed, dis - -- a region in disequilibrium, which is what the Middle East is now.
Webster calls disequilibrium “a state of emotional or intellectual imbalance.”
On Wednesday, he accused prosecutors of creating "disequilibrium" in the justice system by making "political use" of the courts.
You would expect a few embarrassing simplifications, but there are none--the argument is airtight, and Médaille leaves almost nothing out I wish he had addressed the mid-twentieth century economist Joseph Schumpeter, who coined the phrase "creative destruction," and reworkd classical economics to account for "disequilibrium" and the dominance of large firms.
Such an excess, either way, may be regarded as a sign of disequilibrium - a disequilibrium which is perfectly possible, even in a barter economy. 11
This means we are in a permanent state of monetary disequilibrium which is reflected in unstable exchange rates.
It is rumoured that Ronaldo is so good at diving because he was born with disequilibrium which is a type of disease which makes people fall frequently.