equipoise

[ee-kwuh-poiz, ek-wuh-]
noun
1.
an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.
2.
a counterpoise.
verb (used with object), equipoised, equipoising.
3.
to equal or offset in weight; balance.

Origin:
1625–35; equi- + poise1

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equipoise (ˈɛkwɪˌpɔɪz)
 
n
1.  even balance of weight or other forces; equilibrium
2.  a counterbalance; counterpoise
 
vb
3.  (tr) to offset or balance in weight or force; balance

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equipoise
mid-17c., from merger of the phrase equal poise.
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Example sentences
And if he has not the balance of the critic, he has some other equipoise of his
  own.
Three years later, he reaches the rocking equipoise that will sustain him for
  the rest of his life.
The evidence of record is in relative equipoise on the question of whether the
  veteran suffered additional.
Because a state of relative equipoise has been reached in this case, the
  benefit of the doubt rule will.
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