quasi-equilibrium

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quasi-equilibrium

[¦kwä·zē ‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm]
(geology)
The state of balance or grade in a stream cross section, whereby conditions of approximate equilibrium tend to be established in a reach of the stream as soon as a rather smooth longitudinal profile has been established in that reach, even though downcutting may go on.
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Note that unless the system is in a static or quasistatic equilibrium, and [rho] and g are functions of time, fluid motion is expected.
At any instant, assuming that the system is at quasistatic equilibrium, the mass is distributed as follows: