Counterpoise


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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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On the other hand, the delight of exploring an edifice like Udolpho, as her fancy represented Blaize Castle to be, was such a counterpoise of good as might console her for almost anything.
And certainly the unfortunate prisoner would have fallen ill but for the counterpoise which Providence had granted to his grief, and which was called Rosa.
Lead is also of great service as a counterpoise to an
Rightly understood, this power of life and death is a sufficient counterpoise for all the ills of life; the same power when conferred upon another, upon his fellow-man, leads to tyranny of every kind.
One soul is a counterpoise of all souls, as a capillary column of water is a balance for the sea.
To be unfortunate in any respect was sufficient, if there was no demerit to counterpoise it, to turn the scale of that good man's pity, and to engage his friendship and his benefaction.
Indeed this gentleman's stoicism was of that not uncommon kind, which enables a man to bear with exemplary fortitude the afflictions of his friends, but renders him, by way of counterpoise, rather selfish and sensitive in respect of any that happen to befall himself.
There are counterpoises and compensations in life; and the event which had made of her a social warning had also for the moment made her the most interesting personage in the village to many.
at the instant that the attraction of the moon exactly counterpoises that of the earth; that is to say at 47/52 of its passage.
Could it be that he viewed his sacred music, which as noted above he valued above all, as a counterpoise, perhaps even a corrective, to his worldly appetites?
For example in the FIRST trial conducted in Cape Town, deferred consent was permitted because the two resuscitation fluids studied were both already in clinical use, there was equipoise, and the study outcome was considered of sufficient benefit to society to counterpoise potential subject harm.
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