a weight used as a counterbalance.
to balance or equip with a counterweight.
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How to use counterweight in a sentence
For one, the United States, like much of the global community, sees India as an important counterweight to China.The Farmers' Protests Are a Turning Point for India's Democracy—and the World Can No Longer Ignore That | Simran Jeet Singh | February 12, 2021 | Time
As they entered the arena to provide a counterweight to the GOP observers inside, Reyes took down their cell-phone numbers and added them to a massive text chain.The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election | Molly Ball | February 4, 2021 | Time
The love of their people is an essential counterweight to generally unwelcoming messages from many parts of society — especially given the anxiety and depression and other co-morbidities that non-neurotypical kids deal with.Carolyn Hax: They ‘really cannot stand’ their rambunctious grandchild | Carolyn Hax | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
“The West must urgently unite to advance a counterweight to China’s tech dominance,” said committee chair Tobias Ellwood, a Conservative parliamentarian, on the report’s release.Someone finally outright accused Huawei of collusion with the Chinese state | David Meyer | October 8, 2020 | Fortune
The rising influence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as a counterweight to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
There is the fact that in many of these states Democratic legislatures are entrenched, and voters are looking for a counterweight.
Historically, the former Soviet Union has been a counterweight to the United States.
The CPR was supposed to be the progressive counterweight among the troika of parties that governed Tunisia before Sheratongate.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists | Thomas A. Bass | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This would leave the Afghan Taliban intact as a counterweight to Indian influence in Afghanistan.
We at The Daily Beast seek to provide a counterweight to all this sanctimony.
The counterweight may be tied up, thereby opening the damper.The Traveling Engineers' Association | Anonymous
The counterweight may hence be lessened at pleasure, if the height of the pressing water-column n be increased.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
Without this counterweight, how false would be our final summation of the evidence upon most of the great state trials!The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
But Ballantrae was afraid of a more efficient captain, who might be a counterweight to himself, and he opposed this stoutly.The Master of Ballantrae | Robert Louis Stevenson
The operation of any of these governors is usually controlled by the tension of a spring, or by a counterweight.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants | R. E. Mathot
British Dictionary definitions for counterweight
a counterbalancing weight, influence, or force
- counterweighted, adjective
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