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equipoise

[ ee-kwuh-poiz, ek-wuh- ]
/ ˈi kwəˌpɔɪz, ˈɛk wə- /
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noun

an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.
a counterpoise.

verb (used with object), e·qui·poised, e·qui·pois·ing.

to equal or offset in weight; balance.

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Origin of equipoise

First recorded in 1625–35; equi- + poise1
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British Dictionary definitions for equipoise

equipoise
/ (ˈɛkwɪˌpɔɪz) /

noun

even balance of weight or other forces; equilibrium
a counterbalance; counterpoise

verb

(tr) to offset or balance in weight or force; balance
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