equipoise


equipoise
I noun balance, counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equal distribution of weight, equality of force, equality of weight, equilibration, equilibrium, equiponderance, even balance, evenness, match, offset, parity, stability, symmetry II index balance (equality), parity, quid pro quo

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  • 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 *… …   Wikipedia

  • Equipoise — E qui*poise, n. [Equi + poise.] 1. Equality of weight or force; hence, equilibrium; a state in which the two ends or sides of a thing are balanced, and hence equal; state of being equally balanced; said of moral, political, or social interests or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • equipoise — (n.) 1650s, a contraction of the phrase equal poise (Cf. equall poyze, 1630s); see EQUAL (Cf. equal) + POISE (Cf. poise) …   Etymology dictionary

  • equipoise — equilibrium, poise, *balance, tension …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • equipoise — ► NOUN 1) balance of forces or interests. 2) a counterbalance or balancing force …   English terms dictionary

  • equipoise — [ek′wi poiz΄, ē′kwipoiz΄] n. [ EQUI + POISE1] 1. equal distribution of weight; state of balance, or equilibrium 2. a weight or force that balances another; counterbalance …   English World dictionary

  • equipoise — 1. noun /ˈɛkwɪpɔɪz/ a) A state of balance; equilibrium. Government was unnerved, confounded, and in a manner suspended. Its equipoise was totally gone. b) A counterbalance. “An easy evasion”, retorted the excited bride, who had lost her mental… …   Wiktionary

  • equipoise — n. a state of genuine and substantial uncertainty as to which of two or more courses of action will be best for a patient. Equipoise is an important ethical principle in the construction of clinical trials. It is generally held that the random… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • equipoise — I. noun Date: 1658 1. a state of equilibrium 2. counterbalance II. transitive verb Date: 1664 1. to serve as an equipoise to 2. to put or hold in equipoise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Equipoise — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Boldenon Andere Namen 17β Hydroxyandrost 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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