counterbalanced counterbalanced  /ˌkaʊn tər ˈbæ lənst/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another

Usage(s):

  1. The heavy horizontal disks at the lower ends of the hollow columns, below the depths to which the wave actions reached, counterbalanced all surface disturbances.
  2. Germany had already counterbalanced this.
  3. But the Republicans' command of the medium was counterbalanced by the weakness of their message.

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Quotes

  1. "They made some quick calculations and said 'Well, if we're going to make it, this is what we have to do,"' Lazier said after posting a four-lap average of 219.015 mph. "They ripped off and counterbalanced it in five minutes. It was a hairy...
    on May 18, 2008 By: Buddy Lazier Source: SI.com

  2. "If we are viewed as a country that engages in torture ...... any possible information we might be able to gain is far counterbalanced by (the negative) effect of public opinion," McCain, R-Ariz., said on CBS' "Face the Nation."
    on Nov 13, 2005 By: John McCain Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "I wish to appeal to the media to recognise that freedom must go hand in hand with responsibility," Mr Kibaki wrote in a paid newspaper advertisement. "Press freedom must be counterbalanced with other freedoms and must at all times take into...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Mwai Kibaki Source: The National

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