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disequilibrium (n.)

"absence or destruction of equilibrium," 1840; see dis- + equilibrium. Specific sense in economics is by 1927.

updated on August 27, 2018

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Definitions of disequilibrium from WordNet

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