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counterbalance

a weight or force that balances or offsets another

counterbalance

[¦kau̇nt·ər¦bal·əns]
(mechanical engineering)
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All students were taught two series of five mathematics lessons in a repeated measure, counterbalanced design.
Additionally, the triple counterbalanced mechanism provides optimum handling of full or unbalanced loads, regardless of flask placement.
Rats seem comfortable in the mock-up, which is suspended from a counterbalanced tether, he adds.
The flourishing market in sales in counterbalanced by a decline in rentals.
Anyone in the audience who found Eifman's dance-as-drama as alien as any foreign language should have looked upon it as a balletic version of double-entry bookkeeping: The undeniable assets on view--superbly trained dancers, long of limb and bursting with verve; strikingly handsome settings and costumes, especially if designed by Slava Okunev--were counterbalanced by distinct liabilities--strenuous choreography of unrelenting theatricality; a use of great music (all on tape) so cavalier it amounted to abuse.
The acquisition means that BT complement their manufacturing capability of warehouse trucks with their own manufacture of counterbalanced trucks.
Hall rightly emphasizes the way in which any gain for the offense, for example, in the use of siege artillery, was counterbalanced by improvements in the defensive capacities of combatants, for example, in the development of new forms of fortification.
The two parts of the node, lecture theatre and refectory are counterbalanced in a symbiosis of solid and void.
The revised oven has a counterbalanced clamshell design and single-point adjustment that shortens setup time.
Concerns over the safety of the lift truck battery changing process led Sharpak to switch forklift suppliers and introduce a fleet of Jungheinrich electric-powered counterbalanced, powered pallet and reach trucks.
The series includes the heavy-duty counterbalanced R30XM3 with travel speeds up to 6.5 miles per hour; standard-duty counterbalanced R30XMS3; the R30XMA3 straddle selector; and the R30XMF3 furniture selector.
This exhibition convincingly revealed that Friedman's elegantly spare visual vocabulary has long been counterbalanced by the dual pressures of a colorful, commodity-savvy Pop sensibility and a witty Conceptualism premised on the belief that less is a bore.