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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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Counterpoising Miranda, he represents the darker side of nature.
This book challenges the prevailing, counterpoising paradigms of immigration studies and integration strategies--multiculturalism and assimilationism--by noting that "host communities are not as static and migrants are not as passive" as these positions would suggest (p.
Alter a cursory counterpoising of works contemporary with In C--Carter's Piano Concerto, Berio's Laborinlus II, and Stockhausen's Momente (he might just as well have included Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis and Variations III)--Carl concludes that In C is significant for its role in establishing minimalism (including the critique of previous avant-garde musics that I mentioned above) and revolutionary for its compositional design (which is shaped in no small measure by the performers themselves), its embrace of non-Western musical models, and its reliance on improvisation.