counterpoise

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counterpoise

noun

Definition of COUNTERPOISE

1
a condition in which opposing forces are equal to one another <a musical piece with a counterpoise of loud and soft passages>
2
a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective <the happiness brought by a new baby was a timely counterpoise to the grief occasioned by a death in the family>
Related Words trade-off; ballast, weight

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