Poise is defined as self-assurance, calm, grace and dignity.(noun)
An example of poise is the nature of a ballerina.
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Origin: ME pois, weight < OFr < VL *pesum < L pensum, something weighed < pendere, to weigh: see pendant
Origin: ME poisen < OFr poiser < peise, inflected form of peser, to weigh < VL pesare < L pensare, to weigh out < pensus, pp. of pendere
Origin: Fr, after J. L. M. Poiseuille (1799-1869), Fr anatomist
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verb poised poised, pois·ing, pois·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English poisen, to balance, weigh
Origin: , from Old French peser, pois-
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *pēsāre
Origin: , from Latin pēnsāre; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: , after Jean Louis Marie Poiseuille (1799-1869), French physician and physiologist.
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