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Overview of noun poise

The noun poise has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) poise

(a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second)

2. poise

(a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium)

3. aplomb, assuredness, cool, poise, sang-froid

(great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool")

Overview of verb poise

The verb poise has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (3) poise

(be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked")

2. (1) brace, poise

(prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult)

3. (1) poise

(cause to be balanced or suspended)

4. poise, balance

(hold or carry in equilibrium) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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