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Definition of "equipoise" [e•qui•poise]

  • Equality in distribution, as of weight, relationship, or emotional forces; equilibrium. (noun)
  • A counterpoise; a counterbalance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "equipoise" in a sentence
  • "I used to believe in having a good time, and all that sort of nonsense; but I've come to see that what he calls equipoise is the true road to happiness, and that it's best to leave off"
  • "Clute's concept of "equipoise" is important to those types of stories."
  • "Partial/Total: Conventionally, fantastique employs partial warp morphing, placing credibility and determinacy warps in equipoise, while mystery fiction employs total warp morphing, recasting all alethic quirks as cryptica."