counterpoise

  • 1 Counterpoise — Coun ter*poise (koun t?r poiz ), n. [OE. countrepese, OF. contrepois, F. contrepods. See {Counter}, adv., and {Poise}, n.] 1. A weight sufficient to balance another, as in the opposite scale of a balance; an equal weight. [1913 Webster] Fastening …

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  • 2 Counterpoise — Coun ter*poise (koun t?r poiz ; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterpoised} ( poizd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterpoising}.] [OE. countrepesen, counterpeisen, F. contrepeser. See {Counter}, adv., and {Poise}, v. t. ] 1. To act against with equal… …

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  • 3 counterpoise — index cancel, compensate (counterbalance), counteract, countervail, equipoise, negate, neutralize, o …

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  • 4 counterpoise — early 15c., from O.Fr. contrepois (Mod.Fr. contrepoids), from contre against (see CONTRA (Cf. contra )) + peis, from L. pensum weight, noun use of neuter pp. of pendere to weigh (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)) …

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  • 5 counterpoise — vb balance, countervail, counterbalance, *compensate, offset Analogous words: poise, *stabilize, steady, balance, ballast, trim Contrasted words: upset, capsize, *overturn …

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  • 6 counterpoise — ► NOUN ▪ a counterbalance. ► VERB ▪ counterbalance …

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  • 7 counterpoise — [kount′ər poiz΄; ] for v., also [ kount΄ər poiz′] n. [NormFr countrepeis (OFr contrepois): see COUNTER2 & POISE1] 1. a weight that balances another 2. a force, influence, or power that balances or neutralizes another 3. a state of bala …

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  • 8 Counterpoise — For the electrical concept, see Counterpoise (ground system). Counterpoise is an alternative review journal based in Gainesville, Florida (USA). It was founded in 1997 by Charles Willett, as a project of the AIP Task Force[1] of the American… …

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  • 9 counterpoise — /kown teuhr poyz /, n., v., counterpoised, counterpoising. n. 1. a counterbalancing weight. 2. any equal and opposing power or force. 3. the state of being in equilibrium; balance. 4. Radio. a network of wires or other conductors connected to the …

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  • 10 counterpoise — atsvaras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. balancing weight; counterpoise; counterweight vok. Gegengewicht, n rus. контргруз, m; противовес, m pranc. contre balance, f; contrepoids, m …

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  • 11 counterpoise — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English countrepesen, from Anglo French contrepeser, from cuntre + peser to weigh more at poise Date: 14th century counterbalance II. noun Date: 15th century 1. counterbalance 2 …

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  • 12 counterpoise — 1. noun a) A weight sufficient to balance another, as in the opposite scale of a balance; an equal weight. b) An equal power or force acting in opposition; a force sufficient to balance another force. 2. verb …

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  • 13 counterpoise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. balance, equilibrium, equipoise; counterweight. See compensation. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun A stable state characterized by the cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces: balance,… …

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  • 14 counterpoise — n. counterbalance; balanced state v. counterbalance; bring into balance by means of an opposing weight or force …

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  • 15 counterpoise —    A counterbalancing weight or force. Also see balance, cantilever, equilibrium, equipoise …

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  • 16 counterpoise — noun a factor or force that balances or neutralizes another. ↘archaic a state of equilibrium. ↘a counterbalancing weight. verb have an opposing and balancing effect on. ↘bring into contrast. Origin ME: from OFr. contrepois from contre against +… …

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  • 17 counterpoise — I. v. a. Counterbalance, balance, countervail. II. n. Equal weight, neutralizing force …

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  • 18 counterpoise — n 1. counterbalance, balance, counterweight; equilibration, equalization, equivalence, equilibrium, equanimity. v 2. counterbalance, balance, equilibrate; equalize, make up for, compensate, square. 3. counteract, offset, countervail; neutralize,… …

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  • 19 counterpoise — coun·ter·poise …

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  • 20 counterpoise — coun•ter•poise [[t]ˈkaʊn tərˌpɔɪz[/t]] n. v. poised, pois•ing 1) a counterbalancing weight 2) any equal and opposing power or force 3) the state of being in equilibrium; balance 4) to counterbalance • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME countrepeis… …

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