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  • adj. Balancing; tending towards an equipoise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Balancing; moving like a balance, as it tends to an equipoise or level.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Balancing; moving like a balance as it tends to become stationary; oscillating.


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  • The band, who identify as libratory socialists, said at first they thought Chavez was just a populist who knew how to talk, as a result of the media in Spain.

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  • Joyce used the term "libratory" and Doug reinforced it with talking about the library as a "production studio" resource for his students.

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  • In this case, the force of the "liberatory" might be shaken loose by the more openly libratory (for oscillatory) effects of subvocal text production.

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  • This libratory impulse is clearly the primary motivation behind the major novella of the triptych Up in Montifer, in which Clara, the heroine, is equipped with a freed slave as a companion.

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  • They regard mothers as *essential* to organizing and creating a new world--which I think is amazing and libratory--but at the same time, sadly, not a usual thought--even around "feminist" organizing.

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  • I love the image of the library/libratory as a working hub where students go to interact and work with a librarian and each other on their projects.

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  • Through the understanding of the perspectival aspect of knowledge claims, standpoint epistemology can create libratory knowledge that can be leveraged to subvert oppressive systems.

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  • Horrox as depending upon the libratory motion of the apsides, and the change which takes place in the eccentricity of the lunar orbit.

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  • Bradley's studies led him to discover also the libratory motion of the earth's axis.

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  • I had reason, therefore, to think that some part of this motion at the least, if not the whole, was owing to the moon's action upon the equatorial parts of the earth; which, I conceived, might cause a libratory motion of the earth's axis.

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  • Or having to do with a Libratorr.

    April 17, 2008

  • Or your Conservative friend born in October...

    April 17, 2008

  • Or the bathroom of your local library. ;->

    March 14, 2008

  • Is this a noun or an adjective? Or both? A good word to work into a poem.

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  • A very slow oscillation, real or apparent, of a satellite as viewed from the larger celestial body around which it revolves.

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