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tr.v. dis·e·quil·i·brat·ed, dis·e·quil·i·brat·ing, dis·e·quil·i·brates
To upset the equilibrium of (the economy, for example); unbalance.

dis′e·quil′i·bra′tion n.


vb (tr)
to remove equilibrium from
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Laurin, Rights Translation and Remedial Disequilibration in Constitutional Criminal Procedure, 110 COLUM.
his process created a state of disequilibration (Piaget, 1985) in the minds of children, as they bad to work through issues.
In those studies, curcumin retrieved the situation of redox disequilibration, which not only attenuated lipid peroxidation but also recovered the activity of endogenous antioxidative defense system (Eybl et al.
Equilibration and Disequilibration in the Market Process.
According to Piaget, cognitive change takes place only when previous conceptions go through a process of disequilibration in the light of new information (Gruber & Vaneche, 1977).
He elaborated that in both child and adult development, a transition is conceived of as a time of disequilibration and internal conflict prior to the establishment of new cognitive and affective structures.
Focus on inducing disequilibration by having students test their predictions or explanations.
This is intended to invoke cognitive disequilibration that induces students to reconstruct knowledge.
This is a process he refers to as "equilibrium displacement" or disequilibration (Piaget, 1977, p.
Piaget (1967) believed that as human beings think more abstractly and discover new information and different understandings, some of which do not fit into their previous idea of the world, inner conflict or disequilibration occurs.
In either case differences between predictions (expectations of what the robot's performance would be) versus measurements (observations of the actual robot's performance) caused a state of disequilibration in their thinking (Sanders, 1992).
As opposed to knowledge, a belief is a constant bias in the acts of comparing, a constant disequilibration.