Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COUNTERPOISED

The lots, therefore, counterpoised each other pretty fairly.

We have called witnesses on this point alone, and have more than counterpoised the evidence produced upon the opposite side.

Any remaining undissolved can be filtered off on a counterpoised filter paper, and heated in a water oven until absolutely dry.

Each section of the nation fatally hampered and counterpoised the other with a perpetual rivalry and menace.

Two filter papers are taken and counterpoised—that is to say, they are made precisely the same weight.

After three hours the precipitate is collected on counterpoised filters and washed.

The counterpoised glass is raised like a window sash, exposing the notch.

It consisted of a timber caisson, weighing 64 tons when full of water, counterpoised by heavy weights carried on timber platforms.

The specialists would grow to be intolerable, were they not counterpoised to some degree by the people of general intelligence.

The old horse pistol balanced just right, and the long light barrel was counterpoised by the heavy stock.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French contrepois (Modern French contrepoids), from contre- "against" (see contra-) + peis, from Latin pensum "weight," noun use of neuter past participle of pendere "to weigh" (see pendant).