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equipoise

e·qui·poise

equipoise

 
 
pronunciation:
e kw poIz [or] i kw poIz
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state of balance or equal weight, importance, or the like; equilibrium.
The director of the film manages to portray human folly and human dignity in perfect equipoise.
similar words:
balance, equilibrium, poise
definition 2: a weight used to counterbalance another weight.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: equipoised, equipoises, equipoising
definition: to act as a counterbalance to.
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