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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Counterpoise delivered the nervy, proactive, brilliantly bejewelled score with fluid empathy.
They are the bow and arrow, water and wind mills, counterpoise siege engines, pendulum clock anchor escapement, and centrifuge governor (to keep a motor from turning too fast).
In a book that blends history and physics, Denny introduces five lesser-known machines that also changed our world: the bow and arrow, the waterwheel, the counterpoise siege engine, the pendulum clock anchor escapement, and the centrifugal governor.
It also presents a useful counterpoise to those accounts that too often myopically present the history of the automobile as an exclusively American phenomenon.
TR Counterpoise ribbon mixer has two independently driven, nonintermeshing ribbon assemblies that are said to provide faster but still gentle mixing.
Or when watching the perfect synchronisation which is needed for Apollo as Robert Parker balances three dancers Elisha Willis, Sakuma and Ambra Vallo in counterpoise.
Counterpoise, outside Gateshead International Business Centre, is a seven metre-high stainless steel sculpture made up of three curved tubes with a series of coloured enamel spheres and metal discs orbiting on interconnected wires at the top.
This is original stuff, and makes the book a useful counterpoise to my favourite architectural history book, Nervi's Aesthetics and Technology in Building.
Lyall Watson started his life in South Africa where he spent four of his summers with boyhood friends, "roughing it" in the wild and living off the land--an orderly, civilized counterpoise to the world of the Lord of the Flies.
Some people argued that the reason this combination clicked so well is because the types of dancing complement each other, that ballet with its airiness and ease needs the counterpoise of movement with weight and force, and that, once upon a time, character dancing supplied the contrast which is the job of modern dancers today.