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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·ter·bal·ance v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counterbalanced p. pr. & vb. n. Counterbalancing.] To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance.
    The remaining air was not able to counterbalance the mercurial cylinder.   --Boyle.
    The study of mind is necessary to counterbalance and correct the influence of the study of nature.   --Sir W. Hamilton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : serving to equilibrate; "he added a counterbalancing weight"