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coun·ter·weight

 (koun′tər-wāt′)
n.
1. A weight used as a counterbalance.
2. A force or influence equally counteracting another.

coun′ter·weight′ed (-wā′tĭd) adj.

counterweight

(ˈkaʊntəˌweɪt)
n
a counterbalancing weight, influence, or force
ˈcounterˌweighted adj

coun•ter•weight

(ˈkaʊn tərˌweɪt)

n.
1. a weight used as a counterbalance.
v.t.
2. to balance or equip with a counterweight.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterweight - 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.counterweight - constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
counterbalance, oppose - contrast with equal weight or force
Translations

counterweight

[ˈkaʊntəweɪt]
A. N (lit, fig) → contrapeso m
B. VT (lit) → contrabalancear (fig) → contrarrestar, contrabalancear

counterweight

[ˈkaʊntərweɪt]
n (= counterbalance) → contrepoids m
a counterweight to sth → un contrepoids à qch
vt (= counter) [+ action, proposal] → contrebalancer
References in periodicals archive ?
Without a counterweight, hydraulic systems consume approximately 3 times more electricity than a gearless system, and twice as much as a geared counterweighted system.
Line of reciprocating vertical conveyors feature counterweighted lift mechanisms that cut the effective unit load weight in half, thereby reducing horsepower and power requirements.
Company's line of reciprocating vertical conveyors feature counterweighted lift mechanisms that cut the effective unit load weight in half, thereby reducing horsepower and power requirements.