disequilibrium :

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dis ee kwuh lib ree uhm

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

  • A: I believe that systems over time strive for equilibrium, and you cannot have systems in a state of severe disequilibrium for a long time without consequences that are not good .
  • Economists call it "disequilibrium," trace its origin to the years long before the two World Wars.
  • As yours is God's own country, you are supposed to be free from any mental disequilibrium.

  • Stephen Roach in Asia Times Online
    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.
  • José Sarney in IRC's Americas Program
    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
  • Guido Mantega in China Internet Information Center|
    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.

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