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poise 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
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Graceful and elegant bearing in a person,
  1. Be or cause to be balanced or suspended
    • - he poised motionless on his toes
    • - the world was poised between peace and war
  2. (of a person or organization) Be ready to do something
    • - teachers are poised to resume their attack on government school tests
Noun
  1. A unit of dynamic viscosity, such that a tangential force of one dyne per square centimeter causes a velocity change of one centimeter per second between two parallel planes separated by one centimeter in a liquid


  1. 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. be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"
  3. a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
  4. brace: prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
  5. aplomb: great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
  6. cause to be balanced or suspended
  7. hold or carry in equilibrium
  8. (poised) marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action; "a gull in poised flight"; "George's poised hammer"
  9. (poised) collected: in full control of your faculties; "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"
  10. The poise (symbol P) is the unit of dynamic viscosity in the centimetre gram second system of units. It is named after Jean Louis Marie Poiseuille.
  11. Poisy is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
  12. Weight; an amount of weight, the amount something weighs; A state of balance, equilibrium or stability; composure; freedom from embarrassment or affectation; mien; bearing or deportment of the head or body; A condition of hovering, or being suspended; A cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to ...
  13. (poised) Possessing poise, having self-confidence; Ready, prepared
  14. A balance is said to be in "poise" if it has no heavy point. Its equilibrium is unaffected by change of position.
  15. To be the "dancing measurer", you need lots of poise and coordination.
  16. is the confidence you gain from dancing in time to the music, with a big smile on your face, good posture and an understanding of Partner Relationship.
  17. A term meaning in balance to equalize the weight around the balance.
  18. Unit of absolute viscosity; abbreviated "p". Equivalent to stoke x specific gravity. A centipoise is 0.01 p.
  19. The player must balance on a plinth situated in the centre of The Cube on one foot for 20 seconds. If the player stands on two feet, he or she will lose a life.
  20. is a state of balance or equilibrium, stability, a balanced or hovering condition, a pause between two periods of motion or change. Its opposite is instability or awkwardness. ...
  21. (82) weight; grave importance.