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Meaning of EQUIPOISE

Pronunciation:  'eekwu`poyz

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  equality of distribution

EQUIPOISE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: balance, counterbalance, equilibrium
 See Also: conformation, construction, proportion, structure, symmetry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E"qui*poise\, n. [Equi- + poise.]
1. Equality of weight or force; hence, equilibrium; a state
   in which the two ends or sides of a thing are balanced,
   and hence equal; state of being equally balanced; -- said
   of moral, political, or social interests or forces.

         The means of preserving the equipoise and the
         tranquillity of the commonwealth.     --Burke.

         Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite
         attractions and desires.              --Longfellow.

2. Counterpoise.

         The equipoise to the clergy being removed. --Buckle.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: balance, ballast, coequality, coextension, consideration, correspondence, counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equality, equation, equilibrium, equipollence, equiponderance, equity, equivalence, equivalency, equivalent, evenness, give-and-take, identity, justice, levelness, likeness, makeweight, offset, par, parallelism, parity, poise, proportion, quid pro quo, setoff, something of value, stasis, symmetry, tit for tat