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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To be in or bring about equilibrium.
  • intransitive verb To maintain in or bring into equilibrium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To balance equally; keep even with equal weight on each side; keep in equipoise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To balance two scales, sides, or ends; to keep even with equal weight on each side; to keep in equipoise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To balance, or bring into equilibrium.
  • verb intransitive To balance, to be in a state of equilibrium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb bring into balance or equilibrium
  • verb bring to a chemical stasis or equilibrium

Etymologies

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From the participle stem of late Latin *aequilībrāre.

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