Science / Chemistry / Poise: A cgs unit of resistance to fluid flow (viscosity). If a force of 1 dyne is needed to force two fluid layers with 1 cm2 area that are 1 cm apart past each other at a speed of 1 cm/s, the liquid has a viscosity of 1 poise.

Other Words for Poise

Poise Noun Synonyms: balance, equilibrium, equipoise, equiponderance, parity, par

Put-Call Ratio

Business / Finance / Put-Call Ratio: The ratio of the volume of put options traded to the volume of call options traded, which is used as an indicator of investor sentiment (bullish or bearish). MORE


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Neuro-Structural Bodywork

Health / Massage / Neuro-Structural Bodywork: Neuro-Structural Bodywork (NSB) is a somatic therapy that combines a variety of techniques, including fascial release, neuromuscular reeducation, craniosacral adjustment, and breathwork in balancing t MORE

Speculative-Grade Bond

Business / Finance / Speculative-Grade Bond: A desire to hold cash in order to be poised to exploit any attractive investment opportunity requiring a cash expenditure that might arise. MORE


Science / Chemistry / Viscosity: The resistance a liquid exhibits to flow. Experimentally, the frictional force between two liquid layers moving past each other is proportional to area of the layers and the difference in flow speed b MORE

Port De Bras

Entertainment / Ballet / Port De Bras: Literally 'carriage of the arms'. Sometimes misspelled 'porte-bras'. Movement of the arms to different positions, it is considered a simple movement but a dancer works hard to make it seem graceful, p MORE