equiponderant

equiponderance

[ee-kwuh-pon-der-uhns, ek-wuh-]
noun
equality of weight; equipoise.
Also, equiponderancy.


Origin:
1765–75; equiponder(ant) (< Medieval Latin aequiponderant-, stem of aequiponderāns, present participle of aequiponderāre; see equi-, ponder, -ant) + -ance

equiponderant, adjective
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equiponderate (ˌiːkwɪˈpɒndəˌreɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to equal or balance in weight, power, force, etc; offset; counterbalance
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin aequiponderāre, from Latin equi- + ponderāre to weigh]
 
equi'ponderance
 
n
 
equi'ponderancy
 
n
 
equi'ponderant
 
adj

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