Meaning of counterbalance

coun•ter•bal•ance

Pronunciation: (n.koun'tur-bal"unsv.koun"tur-bal'uns), [key]
— n., v., -anced, -anc•ing.
—n.
  1. a weight balancing another weight; an equal weight, power, or influence acting in opposition; counterpoise.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to act against or oppose with an equal weight, force, or influence; offset.
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