acting with poise.
being balanced without support.
noun 1. Also called police force. an organized civil force for maintaining order, preventing and detecting crime, and enforcing the laws. 2. (used with a plural verb) members of such a force: Several police are patrolling the neighborhood. 3. the regulation and control of a community, especially for the maintenance of public order, safety, health, […]
[self-pol-uh-neyt, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈpɒl əˌneɪt, ˌsɛlf-/ verb (used with or without object), self-pollinated, self-pollinating. 1. to undergo or cause to undergo self-pollination.
[self-pol-uh-ney-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌpɒl əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/ noun, Botany. 1. the transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of the same flower, another flower on the same plant, or the flower of a plant of the same clone. self-pollination noun 1. the transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of the […]
[self-pawr-trit, -treyt, -pohr-, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈpɔr trɪt, -treɪt, -ˈpoʊr-, ˈsɛlf-/ noun 1. a portrait of oneself done by oneself. self-portrait noun 1. a portrait one draws or paints of oneself