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/ˈbaləns/,
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balances, plural;
  1. Keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall
    • - a mug that she balanced on her knee
  2. Remain in a steady position without falling
    • - Richard balanced on the ball of one foot
  3. Offset or compare the value of (one thing) with another
    • - the cost of obtaining such information needs to be balanced against its benefits
  4. Counteract, equal, or neutralize the weight or importance of
    • - he balanced his radical remarks with more familiar declarations
  5. Establish equal or appropriate proportions of elements in
    • - balancing work and family life
  6. Compare debits and credits in (an account), typically to ensure that they are equal
    • - the law requires the council to balance its books each year
  7. (of an account) Have credits and debits equal

Noun
  1. An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady
    • - slipping in the mud but keeping their balance
    • - she lost her balance before falling
  2. Stability of one's mind or feelings
    • - the way to some kind of peace and personal balance
  3. The ability of a boat to stay on course without adjustment of the rudder

  4. A condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions
    • - overseas investments can add balance to an investment portfolio
    • - try to keep a balance between work and relaxation
  5. Harmony of design and proportion

  6. The relative volume of various sources of sound
    • - the balance of the voices is good
  7. An apparatus for weighing, esp. one with a central pivot, beam, and a pair of scales

  8. The zodiacal sign or constellation Libra

  9. A counteracting weight or force

  10. The regulating device in a mechanical clock or watch

  11. A predominating weight or amount; the majority
    • - the balance of opinion was that work was more important than leisure
  12. A figure representing the difference between credits and debits in an account; the amount of money held in an account
    • - he accumulated a healthy balance with the savings bank
  13. The difference between an amount due and an amount paid
    • - unpaid credit-card balances
  14. An amount left over


  1. a state of equilibrium
  2. bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
  3. equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  4. proportion: harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
  5. poise: hold or carry in equilibrium
  6. be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"
  7. In biomechanics, balance is an ability to maintain the center of gravity of a body within the base of support with minimal postural sway. When exercising the ability to balance, one is said to be balancing.
  8. In banking and accountancy, the outstanding balance is the amount of money owed, (or due), that remains in a deposit account (or a loan account) at a given date, after all past remittances, payments and withdrawal have been accounted for. ...
  9. Balance was a 1989 television advertisement for the Lexus LS 400, which also introduced the luxury car make Lexus to television audiences. Dawson, Chester (2004). "Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit", pp. 119-120. John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd., Singapore. ...
  10. Balance is the first full-length album by Boston rapper Akrobatik. It was released on May 20, 2003 by Coup D'État. The album features production and guest appearances by Diamond D, Da Beatminerz, DJ Fakts One, Mr. Lif, DJ Revolution, Edan and more. ...
  11. Balance was an early 1980s pop rock group based out of New York City and fronted by Illinois native, Peppy Castro, formerly of Blues Magoos. Other members included guitarist Bob Kulick, arranger and keyboardist Doug Katsaros, drummer Chuck Burgi, and bassist Dennis Feldman.
  12. A weighing scale (usually just "scales" in UK and Australian English, or "scale" in US English) is a measuring instrument for determining the weight or mass of an object. A spring scale measures weight by the distance a spring deflects under its load. ...
  13. (Balanced) A consistent whole; symmetrical, typically proportioned as a whole or as regards its separate parts; i.e., balance of head, balance of body, or balance of head and body.
  14. (Balanced) When all the components-Fruit, Acidity, Alcohol, Tannins, and the like-are in perfect harmony, with no element overpowering another.
  15. (Balanced) A transmission line in which voltages on the two conductors are equal in magnitude, but opposite in polarity, with respect to ground.
  16. (Balanced) A wine is balanced when all the component parts, such as tannins, fruit, acidity and possibly sweetness, are correctly matched and in harmony, and none stands out inappropriately. It's a bit of a subjective call.
  17. (Balanced) Normally used to define balancing the rotating mass (ie: crankshaft), but could also mean matching the weights of the pistons and rods.
  18. (Balanced) no one quality overwhelms all the others and the coffee contains all the right characteristics to the proper extent.
  19. (Balanced) A circuit that carries information by means of two equal but opposite polarity signals, on two conductors. Balanced cables reduce susceptibility to internal and external noise.
  20. (Balanced) 50% S&P 500, 50% Intermediate Gov't Bond Index
  21. (Balanced) An audio circuit with 3 wires, two which carry signal, and a third which is contected to a ground (grounded). (Sound)
  22. (BALANCED) Describes a coffee with very pleasant taste and aroma characteristics, yet with enough complexity to be interesting. A full-bodied, well-balanced coffee may be called mellow.
  23. (Balanced) A signal transmitted through a pair of wires, each having the same source impedance. Ground does not serve as a return path for the signal.
  24. (Balanced) A tiling is balanced if the ratio of vertices to tiles and edges to tiles tends to a stable value as we look at larger and larger regions. This definition excludes tilings where tiles get progressively larger or smaller with distance from a center. ...
  25. (Balanced) A wine in which acidity, sweetness, and flavor are in pleasing proportions.