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Definition of "disequilibrium" [disequilibrium]

  • Loss or lack of stability or equilibrium. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disequilibrium" in a sentence
  • "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."