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

an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.
a counterpoise.
verb (used with object), equipoised, equipoising.
to equal or offset in weight; balance.
even balance of weight or other forces; equilibrium
a counterbalance; counterpoise
(transitive) to offset or balance in weight or force; balance

1650s, a contraction of the phrase equal poise (1550s); see equal (adj.) + poise (n.).


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