The definition of homeostasis is the ability or tendency to maintain internal stability in an organism to compensate for environmental changes.
An example of homeostasis is the human body keeping an average temperature of 98.6 degrees.
Homeostasis is the human body keeping a constant internal temperature.
homeostasis definition by Webster's New World
Physiol. the tendency to maintain, or the maintenance of, normal, internal stability in an organism by coordinated responses of the organ systems that automatically compensate for environmental changes
any analogous maintenance of stability or equilibrium, as within a social group
The tendency of the body to seek and maintain a condition of balance or equilibrium within its internal environment, even when faced with external changes. A simple example of homeostasis is the body's ability to maintain an internal temperature around 98.6 degreesFahrenheit (see also Fahrenheit), whatever the temperature outside.
The tendency of an organism or cell to regulate its internal conditions, such as the chemical composition of its body fluids, so as to maintain health and functioning, regardless of outside conditions. The organism or cell maintains homeostasis by monitoring its internal conditions and responding appropriately when these conditions deviate from their optimal state. The maintenance of a steady body temperature in warm-blooded animals is an example of homeostasis. In human beings, the homeostatic regulation of body temperature involves such mechanisms as sweating when the internal temperature becomes excessive and shivering to produce heat, as well as the generation of heat through metabolic processes when the internal temperature falls too low.