Counterbalance

Coun"ter*bal`ance

(koun"t?r-b?l`ans), n. A weight, power, or agency, acting against or balancing another; as: (a) 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. (b) A counterpoise to balance the weight of anything, as of a drawbridge or a scale beam.
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Money is the counterbalance to all other things purchasable by it.
Locke.
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counter-balanced

counterbalanced

adj. brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another.
Syn. -- counterpoised.
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