disequilibrium disequilibrium  /dɪs ˌi kwə ˈlɪb ri əm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others

Usage(s):

  1. As yours is God's own country, you are supposed to be free from any mental disequilibrium.
  2. Perfectly miming every state of alcoholic disequilibrium, Guinness does a dance of death at ever-varying tempos.
  3. It is that reputation that has shaped how he is operating in the chaos of Israel's current political disequilibrium.

News

  • Climate change: Disequilibrium will become the norm in the plant communities of the future

    Global climate change will induce large changes to the plant communities on Earth, but these will typically occur with major time lags. Many plants will remain long after the climate has become unfavorable -- and many new species can take thousands of years to make an appearance. Humans will play a key role in such disequilibrium dynamics.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "The longer the world endures mounting imbalances without suffering any serious consequences, the more the financial-market consensus believes this disequilibrium is sustainable," writes Stephen Roach of Morgan Stanley.
    on Sep 20, 2005 By: Stephen Roach Source: Asia Times Online

  2. "If [Venezuela] truly becomes a military power, an arms race in Latin America will ensue. It will lead to a strategic disequilibrium on the continent," Senator Sarney cautioned.15
    on Jul 11, 2008 By: José Sarney Source: IRC's Americas Program

  3. "Today, emerging markets contribute to a better equilibrium in global finance, while developed countries have contributed to disequilibrium," Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said at the IMF annual meeting in Washington last month.
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Guido Mantega Source: China Internet Information Center|

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