Definitions for "Steady-state"
(equilibrium) A process in biochemistry that refers to situations of high activity even though the overall structure and composition of cells seems not to change. Steady state processes are used to explain metabolic homeostasis. The flow of water molecules in a river or free flowing traffic are examples of steady state processes where the overall movement of water molecules (cars) does not appear to change, although the composition of particular molecules (cars) is constantly changing.
Steady-state refers to a stable condition that does not change over time or in which change in one direction is continually balanced by change in another.
A characteristic of a condition, such as value, rate, periodicity, or amplitude, exhibiting only negligible change over an arbitrary, long period of time.
Refers to the consistency of feed and feeding conditions.