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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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The authors develop the understanding that the rules and regulations of building form and performance ought not to be counterpoised as external to creative processes and practices, but as integral to the creation of well-designed places.
Like his earlier films, the point is made through use of archive footage ironically counterpoised with scenes of America today, Moore's folksy but convincing narration and plenty of scenes of George W Bush looking stupid.
Redolent of exhilarating ambition, such historical proposals all depended on vast central planning--an endeavor counterpoised here with the biennial's horizontal cooperation between small-scale institutions at the subnational level, perhaps all the better to maintain local and international differences.
The book's relative reticence on domestic and theatrical matters is counterpoised by extensive quotation from numerous primary sources on Islam.
It is difficult not to wax nostalgic when gold is counterpoised to inflation, currency depreciation, exchange-rate uncertainty and chronic balance-of-payments shortfalls.
The immateriality of the inserted structures is induced by height and length, and by being counterpoised against the massive masonry wall, its thickness displayed in the deep reveals of small square windows set high above the ground.
4] In this sense, it is appropriate to see in colonial Brazil an effective dominant culture counterpoised to an alternative popular culture.
Each poem is counterpoised against the traditional songs of the Native American peoples who populate the reservations of western North America.
No doubt conscious of the arcane nature of wine-making and of its antiquity, the architects have counterpoised the dark alchemic wine cellars and made a metaphor of the juxtaposition.
Bolivia's Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca has talked about how a capitalist economy is based on "living well" through material accumulation, but counterpoised to this is an Indigenous alternative of "living better" that responds to a different logic.
9 percent as higher export earnings from manufactures and total agro-based commodities counterpoised weaker sales of minerals, petroleum, and forest products, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
Counterpoised with this, though, is his assertion, "The Christian belief in a God who loves human beings unconditionally certainly has the potential to liberate our own capacity to love unconditionally" (129).