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Multiple Meanings
poise

She has great charm and great poise.
in control or prepared

(see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)

More rarely, poise can specifically reference something suspended or hovering as in "a finger poised over the mute button" or "the sword poised over his neck."

Much more rarely, poise is a technical word referencing a unit of dynamic viscosity.
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