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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisequilibriumdis‧e‧qui‧lib‧ri‧um /ˌdɪsekwəˈlɪbriəm, ˌdɪsiː-/ noun [uncountable]  BALANCEa lack of balance in something
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disequilibriumThe unknown and the unpredictable can generate cognitive conflict and disequilibrium.Beginning with the emergence of preoperational reasoning, arguments and intellectual confrontations with others are a source of cognitive conflict and disequilibrium.Egocentrism can be viewed as acting to inhibit disequilibrium.For example, in Figure 6.2, two initial disequilibrium states are depicted.There has been a substantial literature on macroeconomic disequilibrium, but there is considerable disagreement about the appropriateness of different models.Social interaction involving dialogue and argument over ideas, by its very nature, is an important source of disequilibrium.Figure 8.4 illustrates such a state of disequilibrium.Interest rates reflect the disequilibrium between supply and demand.
From Longman Business Dictionarydisequilibriumdis‧e‧qui‧lib‧ri‧um /ˌdɪsekwəˈlɪbriəm, ˌdɪsiː-/ noun [uncountable] ECONOMICS when an economy or a particular market is not in a balanced stateRising prices often reflect a disequilibrium between supply and demand.
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