A heavy mass of often iron or concrete, mechanically linked in opposition to a load which is to be raised and lowered, with the intent of reducing the amount of work which must be done to effect the raising and lowering. Counterweights are used, for example, in cable-hauled elevators and some kinds of movable bridges (e.g. a bascule bridge).
A system of such measures, such as avoirdupois weight or troy weight.
A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless.
An orthopedic appliance used to support, align, or hold a bodily part in the correct position.
A weight or force that balances another; counterbalance
A legal decision; order, decree, or sentence given by a judge or law court
A weight or mass that is supported:
(Now Rare) A suspension of activity in a condition of balance
Self control is defined as the ability to manage your actions, feelings and emotions.
Stability is the state of being resistant to change and not prone to wild fluctuations in emotion.
(Chemistry) A substance that renders or maintains a solution, mixture, suspension, or state resistant to chemical change.
The person whom one dates regularly, usually exclusively.
A piece of rock that is used in construction:
Financial or other help.
Material used in commercial window displays.
an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps
A ballast resistor
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