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counterpoise

[′kau̇nt·ər‚pȯiz]
(electricity)
A system of wires or other conductors that is elevated above and insulated from the ground to form a lower system of conductors for an antenna. Also known as antenna counterpoise.
(mechanical engineering)

Counterpoise

The disposition of the parts of the body so that the weight-bearing leg, or engaged leg, is distinguished from the raised leg, or free leg, resulting in a shift in the axis between the hips and shoulders.
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Each poem is counterpoised against the traditional songs of the Native American peoples who populate the reservations of western North America.
The digital is exemplified by the works of Mette Ramsgard Thompson, Aranda/Lasch, Natalie Jeremijenko and Evan Douglis, which is counterpoised by the experimental artisanship of designers such as Mark West, Smout Allen, Theo Jansen and Shin Egashira.
Materials and finishes -- epoxy resin floors, simple plastered walls, steel, precast concrete and waxed oak -- are austere, and colours muted: gun-metal grey and white counterpoised to the warmth of wood.
Dante's earthy tenzone with Forese Donati stood side-by-side with his sonnets for the blessed Beatrice, and his Inferno mucked with "merda" counterpoised a Paradiso where the angels speak.
Once counterpoised, these poets and their texts betray rather disquieting similarities in matters of political and social attitudes: e.
The new logo is a reflection of Sify's outlook and nature of business: a fresh, vibrant and eco-friendly green signalling a new, paper-free world, counterpoised by a business-like, dependable grey.
A massive marble panel, back-lit to bring out its wonderful fibrous patterning, is counterpoised to the more subtle variations in the limestone floor.
We see how, with one foot fixed like the axis of a balance, the rest of the body is counterpoised to balance the weight [etc.
Corridors of empty space, from one end of the building to the other, are counterpoised to more intimate enclosures in which clothes are simply displayed, hung from brass rails, oxidized to look like bronze.
When utilized to interpret religious events, this type of beauty creates a contrapposto of form and meaning - the pleasurable perception of the beautifully-adorned material environment counterpoised with cognitive awareness of the religious message - that engenders a powerful spiritual response.
The reading room and its semi-elliptical extension are clad in monochromely pale Spanish stone counterpoised to the Portland stone of the Classical facades, in which patching is deliberately clearly visible.