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equilibrium

Equilibrium (balance) is the maintenance of a stable condition within a system; changes within the system itself or disturbances from without are compensated for. Equilibrium thus implies merely the relative constancy of a system, condition, or structure for a certain period of time.
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Definition extracted with permission from Simon, Fritz, et al, Family Process, Inc.: Language of Family Therapy: A Systemic Vocabulary and Source Book (Family Process Press Series)