- A state of balance;
- 1794, Edmund
A Letter to a Noble Lord,
- Government was unnerved, confounded, and in a manner suspended. Its equipoise was totally gone.
- 1869, T. S.
Arthur, After the
Storm, Ch. IV,
- “An easy evasion”, retorted the excited bride, who had lost her mental equipoise.
- 1878, Thomas
The Return of the Native, Ch. 6,
- The words were not without emotion, and retained their level tone as if by a careful equipoise between imminent extremes.
- 1927-29, Mahatma
An Autobiography or The Story of my Experiments with Truth,
Part II, Raychandbhai, translated 1940 by Mahadev
- And I saw him thus absorbed in godly pursuits in the midst of business, not once or twice, but very often. I never saw him lose his state of equipoise.
- 1794, Edmund Burke, A Letter to a Noble Lord,
- A counterbalance.
state of balance
- Dutch: evenwicht
- Dutch: tegenwicht
- To act or make to act as an equipoise.
- To cause to be or stay in equipoise.
act or make to act as equipoise
cause to be or stay in balance
Equipoise is the state of being balanced or in equilibrium, usually connoting something that is a product of counterbalancing.
Equipoise may also refer to:
- Equipoise (album), a 1993 album by Happy Rhodes
- Equipoise (horse), a thoroughbred race horse
- Clinical equipoise, or the Principle of Equipoise, a medical research term
- Equipoise (denture), a removable partial denture system
- Equipoise (drug), the trade name for Boldenone
- Equipoise (law), a legal term refering to a balancing test of aggravating and mitigating factors when jurors consider the death penalty
- Equipoise (poetry), a poetic term
- Equipoise (propeller), a type of propeller
balance, ballast, coequality, coextension, consideration, correspondence, counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equality, equation, equilibrium, equipollence, equiponderance, equity, equivalence, equivalency, equivalent, evenness, give-and-take, identity, justice, levelness, likeness, makeweight, offset, par, parallelism, parity, poise, proportion, quid pro quo, setoff, something of value, stasis, symmetry, tit for tat