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equipoise

[ ee-kwuh-poiz, ek-wuh- ]
/ 藞i kw蓹藢p蓴瑟z, 藞蓻k w蓹- /
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noun
an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.
a counterpoise.
verb (used with object), e路qui路poised, e路qui路pois路ing.
to equal or offset in weight; balance.
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Origin of equipoise

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

equipoise
/ (藞蓻kw瑟藢p蓴瑟z) /

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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