What does the word equipoise mean?

Usage examples for equipoise

  1. There is an atmosphere of stern, though dignified determination about him, at this trying hour, which, in a man of his admirable equipoise, is a thing for an enemy to beware of. – The Campaign of Trenton 1776-77 by Samuel Adams Drake
  2. It occurred that the boat's brief resistance and rocking away agitated his artificial equipoise, and, by the operation of inexorable laws, the longer he leaned across an extending surface the more was he dependent; so that when the measure of the water exceeded the length of his failing support on land, there was no help for it: he pitched in. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. In his mental development, there was an almost absolute equipoise between the imagination and the logical powers. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller