Pronunciation: e'kwi-li-bra'shun, e-kwil-i-
- The act of maintaining an equilibrium or balance.
- The act of exposing a liquid, blood or plasma, to a gas at a certain partial pressure until the partial pressures of the gas within and without the liquid are equal.
- In dentistry, modification of occlusal forms of the teeth by grinding, with the intent of equalizing occlusal stress, producing simultaneous occlusal contacts, or harmonizing cuspal relations.
- In chromatography, the saturation of the stationary phase with the vapor of the elution solvent to be used.
- In psychology and psychiatry, the restoring of equilibrium or balance in response to information and experience that furthers cognitive adaptation and development. This self-regulatory process involves assimilation and accommodation.
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