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addaword.gifdefinition of counterpoise

noun
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.
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 07:32:00
Definition of counterpoise from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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