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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Equipoise  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  equipoise 
  n  :  equality  of  distribution  [syn:  {balance},  {equilibrium},  {counterbalance}] 




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