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equilibration

[i‚kwil·ə′brā·shən]
(psychology)
As described by Jean Piaget, the operation together of the two processes of assimilating new information and accommodating to this information.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This acid still must equilibrate into the cucumbers to degrade their chlorophyll molecules, but the acidified brines would likely result in less product proceeding through the enzymatic process to form chlorophyllide before acid reactions became more favorable.
And thus nature and man are extensions of one another because the life force uniformly permeates each, as well as their mutually interdependent existence, whereas scarcity in nature reflects a human imbalance that the life force moves to equilibrate through phenomenal transformations, inasmuch as it is not characterized by the physical impermanence to which European cosmology subscribes, the natural environment's ability to provision as a function of its relationship to humankind and the capacity for change as endowed by the life force.
Between each addition and removal, the sensor was allowed to equilibrate to a stable diffraction wavelength.
Odds that China will undergo a real appreciation of the yuan sufficient to make a modest contribution to equilibrate excess demand domestically: 45 percent.
An aging period of about an hour was allowed for the fluid phases to equilibrate in the cell.
However, we ended up having to alternate our mix water temperatures, using cold water at first to start the mix process, then hot water to equilibrate the batter temperature.
"Thyroxine has a half-life of 5-6 days, so if you make an abrupt change in the dose, in most patients it takes 4-5 weeks to equilibrate to a new value."
Gamma prior distribution parameters were assumed for the variances of the Gaussian distributions, and a plot of the history of the simulation was used to determine the number of iterations required for the process to equilibrate. The approach provides improved estimates of county-specific rates that have been spatially smoothed.
This is the natural force created when a high concentration of moisture that is dissolved in a body of warm/moist air attempts to equilibrate with a low concentration of moisture dissolved in an adjacent body of cool/dry air.
Hydrogen in the melt diffuses into the carrier gas and is allowed to equilibrate.
"In many product sectors, capacity is falling short of demand, with prices - and therefore semiconductor revenue - rising to equilibrate."