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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    a force which opposes another force in order to make balance

    The militia could provide the perfect counterpoise to the army in the clockwork of government.

    Submitted by A. Khz from Palestinian Territory, Occupied on 28/05/2014
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    a weight that counterbalances another weight

    At the apex are two chambers, with an intermediary valve, regulated by a counterpoise weighted lever.

    Submitted by A. Khz from Palestinian Territory, Occupied on 28/05/2014

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