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Balance

Meanings and phrases

Balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra; Libra
  2. the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22; Libra; Libra the Balance; Libra the Scales

balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a state of equilibrium
  2. equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  3. harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); - John Ruskin; proportion; proportionality
  4. equality of distribution; equilibrium; equipoise; counterbalance
  5. the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  6. a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
  7. a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat; balance wheel
  8. a weight that balances another weight; counterweight; counterbalance; counterpoise; equalizer; equaliser
  9. something left after other parts have been taken away; remainder; residual; residue; residuum; rest
  10. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane; symmetry; symmetricalness; correspondence

balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. bring into balance or equilibrium; equilibrate; equilibrize; equilibrise
  2. compute credits and debits of an account
  3. hold or carry in equilibrium; poise
  4. be in equilibrium

Libra the Balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22; Libra; Balance; Libra the Scales

acid-base balance

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n.
  1. (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body; acid-base equilibrium

analytical balance

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n.
  1. a beam balance of great precision used in quantitative chemical analysis; chemical balance

balance beam

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a gymnastic apparatus used by women gymnasts; beam
E.g.
  • On the balance beam, Douglas finished in seventh.
  • She finished second on balance beam and uneven bars.
  • Ross won the uneven bars and balance beam competitions.
n.
  1. a system of recording all of a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year; balance of payments

balance of payments

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a system of recording all of a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year; balance of international payments
E.g.
  • El Salvador's balance of payments continued to show a net surplus.
  • This was successful, as can be seen from the current account of the country's balance of payments.
  • In 1987, the danger of a crisis in the balance of payments and international reserves was evident.

balance of power

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an equilibrium of power between nations
E.g.
  • He has overturned the balance of power in Europe.
  • The Liberals now held the balance of power in the Commons.
  • Tenmu attempted to keep a balance of power among his sons.

balance of trade

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise; trade balance; visible balance; trade gap
E.g.
  • Exports directly increase and imports directly reduce a nation's balance of trade (i.e.
  • The balance of trade measures a flow of exports and imports over a given period of time.
  • Sometimes a distinction is made between a balance of trade for goods versus one for services.

balance sheet

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n.
  1. a record of the financial situation of an institution on a particular date by listing its assets and the claims against those assets
E.g.
  • Capitalized expenditures show up on the balance sheet.
  • As of 2018, it is Germany’s third largest bank by balance sheet.
  • The bank's balance sheet is simply expanded with the amount of $1000.

balance wheel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat; balance

beam balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a balance consisting of a lever with two equal arms and a pan suspended from each arm

chemical balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a beam balance of great precision used in quantitative chemical analysis; analytical balance

compensating balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a minimum credit balance that a bank may require a borrower to keep on deposit as a condition for granting a loan; a common requirement for establishing a line of credit at a bank; offsetting balance

dynamic balance

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n.
  1. (aeronautics) the state of equilibrium in which centrifugal forces due to a rotating mass (e.g., a propeller) do not produce force in the shaft and so vibration is reduced

electrolyte balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an equilibrium between the amounts of electrolytes (as calcium and sodium and potassium) that is essential for normal health and functioning

electronic balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a balance that generates a current proportional to the displacement of the pan

invisible balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of services and payments of property incomes

mental balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the healthy psychological state of someone with good judgment; mental soundness

nitrogen balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the balance between the amount of nitrogen taken in (to the soil or the body) and the amount given off (lost or excreted)

offsetting balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a minimum credit balance that a bank may require a borrower to keep on deposit as a condition for granting a loan; a common requirement for establishing a line of credit at a bank; compensating balance

sense of balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head; equilibrium; labyrinthine sense; vestibular sense; sense of equilibrium

spring balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a balance that measure weight by the tension on a helical spring; spring scale

torsion balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. measuring instrument designed to measure small forces by the torsion they exert on a thin wire

trade balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise; balance of trade; visible balance; trade gap

trial balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a balance of debits and credits in double-entry bookkeeping; drawn up to test their equality

visible balance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise; balance of trade; trade balance; trade gap

balance between

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It's a perfect balance between worship and energetic, hard rock.
  • Meghauli has a good balance between human settlement and wildlife.
  • These rare levels strike a better balance between puzzles and action.

fund balance

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E.g.
  • The designated fund balance was reported as zero.
  • The designated fund balance was reported as $575,000.

off balance

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E.g.
  • Acting off balance was the hardest part of the act, according to Wallenda.
  • He is able to change speeds and fake out his opponents to keep them off balance.
  • Foot-thrusts should be thrown quickly but with enough force to knock an opponent off balance.

energy balance

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E.g.
  • An excess heat observation is based on an energy balance.
  • An energy balance can be used to track energy through a system.
  • The use of surface energy balance can detect reduced ET caused by water shortage.

mass balance

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E.g.
  • The glacier has a negative glacier mass balance and lost over 52% of its surface area during the 20th Century.
  • for all state variables of a system to be constant, there must be a flow through the system (compare mass balance).
  • In particular, the mass balance between the dissolved load and solid phase is helpful in determining surface dynamics.

balance sheets

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E.g.
  • In 2003 the balance sheets of banks amounted to EUR 21.3 million.
  • It examines the banks' balance sheets and behaviour and policies toward consumers.
  • Household balance sheets are consequently very large in Denmark compared to most other countries.

delicate balance

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E.g.
  • The delicate balance flew apart on under Republican William Howard Taft.
  • From the 1970s forward, sandrail builders continued to develop the delicate balance between weight and power.
  • Escoffier himself is quoted as saying, "Any variation on this recipe ruins the delicate balance of its taste."

perfect balance

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E.g.
  • It's a perfect balance between worship and energetic, hard rock.
  • The pistons could thus be counterweighted 100% yielding a perfect balance.
  • Executing a sound discus throw with solid technique requires perfect balance.

right balance

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E.g.
  • Others describe the film as "[striking] the right balance between theatrical and cinematic".
  • The film's main strength is that it perfectly hits the right balance between drama and comedy."
  • It is, however, an easy-to-watch satire with just the right balance of smart jokes for silly situations."

good balance

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E.g.
  • Meghauli has a good balance between human settlement and wildlife.
  • It was generally a well-crafted movie with a good balance of form and substance.
  • Back waiters were required to have excellent physical strength and good balance.
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