Meaning of poise

Definition of poise

(noun) 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
great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
(verb) be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"
prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

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