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coun·ter·poise

 (koun′tər-poiz′)
n.
1. A counterbalancing weight.
2. A force or influence that balances or equally counteracts another.
3. The state of being in equilibrium.
tr.v. coun·ter·poised, coun·ter·pois·ing, coun·ter·pois·es
1. To oppose with an equal weight; counterbalance.
2. To act against with an equal force or power; offset.

[Alteration (influenced by poise) of Middle English countrepeis, from Old French contrepeis : contre-, counter- + peis, weight; see avoirdupois.]

counterpoise

(ˈkaʊntəˌpɔɪz)
n
1. a force, influence, etc, that counterbalances another
2. a state of balance; equilibrium
3. a weight that balances another
4. (Telecommunications) a radial array of metallic wires, rods, or tubes arranged horizontally around the base of a vertical aerial to increase its transmitting efficiency
vb (tr)
5. to oppose with something of equal effect, weight, or force; offset
6. to bring into equilibrium
7. archaic to consider (one thing) carefully in relation to another

coun•ter•poise

(ˈkaʊn tərˌpɔɪz)

n., v. -poised, -pois•ing. n.
1. a counterbalancing weight.
2. any equal and opposing power or force.
3. the state of being in equilibrium; balance.
v.t.
4. to counterbalance.
[1375–1425; late Middle English countrepeis < Anglo-French; Old French contrepois=contre- counter- + pois; see poise1]

counterpoise


Past participle: counterpoised
Gerund: counterpoising

Imperative
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Present
I counterpoise
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we counterpoise
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Preterite
I counterpoised
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we counterpoised
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Present Continuous
I am counterpoising
you are counterpoising
he/she/it is counterpoising
we are counterpoising
you are counterpoising
they are counterpoising
Present Perfect
I have counterpoised
you have counterpoised
he/she/it has counterpoised
we have counterpoised
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they have counterpoised
Past Continuous
I was counterpoising
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he/she/it was counterpoising
we were counterpoising
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they were counterpoising
Past Perfect
I had counterpoised
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we had counterpoised
you had counterpoised
they had counterpoised
Future
I will counterpoise
you will counterpoise
he/she/it will counterpoise
we will counterpoise
you will counterpoise
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Future Perfect
I will have counterpoised
you will have counterpoised
he/she/it will have counterpoised
we will have counterpoised
you will have counterpoised
they will have counterpoised
Future Continuous
I will be counterpoising
you will be counterpoising
he/she/it will be counterpoising
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you will be counterpoising
they will be counterpoising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been counterpoising
you have been counterpoising
he/she/it has been counterpoising
we have been counterpoising
you have been counterpoising
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been counterpoising
you will have been counterpoising
he/she/it will have been counterpoising
we will have been counterpoising
you will have been counterpoising
they will have been counterpoising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been counterpoising
you had been counterpoising
he/she/it had been counterpoising
we had been counterpoising
you had been counterpoising
they had been counterpoising
Conditional
I would counterpoise
you would counterpoise
he/she/it would counterpoise
we would counterpoise
you would counterpoise
they would counterpoise
Past Conditional
I would have counterpoised
you would have counterpoised
he/she/it would have counterpoised
we would have counterpoised
you would have counterpoised
they would have counterpoised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterpoise - a weight that balances another weight
sash weight - a counterweight for a sliding sash
tare - (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals
weight - an artifact that is heavy
Verb1.counterpoise - constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
counterbalance, oppose - contrast with equal weight or force

counterpoise

noun
A stable state characterized by the cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces:
verb
Translations

counterpoise

[ˈkaʊntəpɔɪz]
A. Ncontrapeso m
B. VTcontrapesar
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