equiponderance love

Definitions

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

  • noun Equality of weight; equipoise.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Equality of weight; equipoise.

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

  • noun Equality of weight; equipoise.

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

  • noun The state of being equal in weight; equipoise

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From equiponderant, having equal weight, from Medieval Latin aequiponderāns, aequiponderant-, present participle of aequiponderāre, to weigh the same; see equiponderate.]

Examples

  • Thus Ritter interprets him as supposing ` ` that the earth is in the centre spherical, and maintained in rotary motion by its equiponderance; around it lie certain rings, the highest composed of the rare element fire, the next lower a compound of light and darkness, and lowest of all one wholly of night, which probably indicated to his mind the surface of the earth, the centre of which again he probably considered to be fire. ''

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume I: The Beginnings of Science

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