how to pronounce counterpoise


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counterpoise is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of counterpoise


  1. A weight sufficient to balance another, for example in the opposite end of scales; an equal weight.
  2. An equal power or force acting in opposition; a force sufficient to balance another force.
  3. The relation of two weights or forces which balance each other; equilibrium.


  1. To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance.
  2. To act against with equal power; to balance.

counterpoise frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word counterpoise occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics counterpoise can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that counterpoise can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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