Definition of Counterpoise

1. Noun. A weight that balances another weight.

Exact synonyms: Balance, Counterbalance, Counterweight, Equaliser, Equalizer
Specialized synonyms: Sash Weight, Tare
Generic synonyms: Weight
Derivative terms: Counterbalance, Counterbalance, Counterweight, Equalise, Equalize



2. Verb. Constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to.
Exact synonyms: Counterpose, Counterweight
Generic synonyms: Counterbalance, Oppose
Derivative terms: Counterweight

Definition of Counterpoise

1. v. t. To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance.

2. n. A weight sufficient to balance another, as in the opposite scale of a balance; an equal weight.

Definition of Counterpoise

1. Noun. A weight sufficient to balance another, as in the opposite scale of a balance; an equal weight. ¹

2. Noun. An equal power or force acting in opposition; a force sufficient to balance another force. ¹

3. Noun. The relation of two weights or forces which balance each other; equilibrium; equiponderance. ¹

4. Verb. To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance. ¹

5. Verb. To act against with equal power; to balance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterpoise

1. [v -POISED, -POISING, -POISES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterpoise

counterpleading
counterpleads
counterpleas
counterplot
counterplots
counterplotted
counterplotter
counterplotters
counterplotting
counterploy
counterploys
counterpoint
counterpointed
counterpointing
counterpoints
counterpoise (current term)
counterpoised
counterpoises
counterpoising
counterpoison
counterpoisons
counterpole
counterpoles
counterpose
counterposed
counterposes
counterposing
counterposition
counterpositional
counterpositions

Literary usage of Counterpoise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Comparison of Methods for Determining the Respiratory Exchange of Man by Thorne Martin Carpenter (1915)
"the tank, so that when changes in the position of the counterpoise tube take place ... In some of the experiments the counterpoise tube was entirely empty, ..."

2. Library of Useful Knowledge (1829)
"Then let two ounces be suspended from C, and move the counterpoise P from G ... Having marked two divisions at the two positions of the counterpoise thus ..."

3. Elevators: A Practical Treatise on the Development and Design of Hand, Belt by John H. Jallings (1918)
"counterpoise Weights. It was found to be desirable in most cases to make the ... The improved counterpoise weight was formerly made in the form of a ..."

4. The Sun by Amédée Guillemin (1875)
"to counterpoise the Sun.—Weight of Bodies on the Surface of the Sun; its Mass compared to that of all the Planets put together. ..."

5. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"THE PROFESSION OP THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES SERVES TO counterpoise THE DEMOCRACY. Utility of discriminating the ..."

6. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1889)
"For round ropes on cylindrical drums the endless rope and counterpoise or ... The counterpoise System * consists of a heavy chain working up and down a ..."

7. Wireless Telegraphy by Jonathan Adolf Wilhelm Zenneck (1915)
"Ground and counterpoise. Effect upon the Current Distribution. ... The effect of the counterpoise upon the current distribution is not materially different ..."

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