Definitions for: Equipoise

[n] equality of distribution

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: balance, counterbalance, equilibrium

See Also: conformation, construction, proportion, structure, symmetry

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