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

 equi·poise /ˈɛkwəˌpɔɪz, ˈi-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·qui·poise n.
 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 forces.
    The means of preserving the equipoise and the tranquillity of the commonwealth.   --Burke.
 Our little lives are kept in equipoise
 By opposite attractions and desires.   --Longfellow.
 2. Counterpoise.
    The equipoise to the clergy being removed.   --Buckle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : equality of distribution [syn: balance, equilibrium, counterbalance]