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Definition of Counterbalance


  1. To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance.
  2. A weight, power, or agency, acting against or balancing another
  3. A mass of metal in one side of a driving wheel or fly wheel, to balance the weight of a crank pin, etc., on the opposite side of the wheel
  4. A counterpoise to balance the weight of anything, as of a drawbridge or a scale beam.

Counterbalance Quotations

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
Luc de Clapiers

And I think that the environment is one very strong way to counterbalance the chaotic nature of our life.
Minoru Yamasaki

My religion is my most precious possession. Except for it, I could easily have become excessively occupied with industry. Sharing responsibility for church work has been a vital counterbalance in my life.
George W. Romney

It's famous that comedians have a very dark personal state of mind. I think, in my case, it's the same. The only way to get deep is to have a balance, or a counterbalance.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

In this age of consumerism film criticism all over the world - in America first but also in Europe - has become something that caters for the movie industry instead of being a counterbalance.
Wim Wenders
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Counterbalance Translations

counterbalance in Norwegian is motvekt
counterbalance in Spanish is contrapeso
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