balance has definitions from the fields of mathematics,geometry,accounting,astronomy
[ noun ] a state of equilibrium

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(Mr. America, 4:6...)

It improves over-all balance and control for the bodybuilder , and helps to make Squats more easily and more correctly performed .

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

It was shown that by proper anode design the net energy loss of the arc to the anode could be reduced to approximately 15 % of the total arc energy A detailed energy balance of the anode was established .

The purpose of the present study is to study the thermal conditions and to establish an energy balance for a transpiration cooled anode as_well_as the effect of blowing on the arc voltage .

The heat losses of the holder were to be reduced as_far_as_possible and they should be such_that an accurate heat balance can be made .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

It seems to follow that by_and_large an antagonism exists between the paleo - and the neocortex as_far_as emotional reactivity is concerned , and that the balance between the two systems determines the emotional responsiveness of the organism .

[ verb ] bring into balance or equilibrium


"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

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(The Atlanta Constitution,...)

DeKalb 's budget for 1961 is a record one and carries with_it the promise of no tax increase to make it balance .

(The Detroit News,...)

The statement was also made that undoubtedly the railroad had received some compensating benefit from the telegraphers , but that it was difficult to imagine what could balance a job for life .

There are a_number_of other considerations besides this one but it is for the Congress , not the department_of_justice , to balance these various considerations and make a judgment about legislation .

(Newark Evening News...)

As an added suggestion to balance the budget , the Government could sell advertising space on the Washington_Monument .

(Paul Ramsey, War and the Christian Conscience. Durham,...)

Of_course , in prudential calculation , in balancing the good directly intended and done against the evil unintended and indirectly done , no greater precision can be forthcoming than the subject allows .

[ noun ] (accounting) equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The twenty-five year old recording offers rather faded string tone , but the balance between the instruments is good and the transfer is very quiet .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

Business loans generally are repayable in regular installments - usually monthly , including interest at the rate of 5 - 1/2 percent per_annum on the unpaid balance - and have a maximum maturity of 10 years ; the term of loans for working_capital is 6 years .

[ verb ] (accounting) compute credits and debits of an account

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([Anonymous,] "The Attack on Employee Services"...)

Aim to balance your employee benefit package .

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

`` Very few wives '' , says Dr._Calderone , `` who balance the checkbook , fix the car , choose where the family will live and deal with the tradesmen , are suddenly going_to become submissive where sex is concerned .

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[ verb ] hold or carry in equilibrium



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(B. J. Chute, The Moon and the Thorn....)

On a thrusting spray thick_with thorns and dewdrops and swelling pink buds , like a summer Valentine , a bird balanced and sang , nondescriptly brown and alive with its own music , a_little engine of song .

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hold poise

[ noun ] 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

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(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

In a rapidly changing society congregations will run_into difficulties repeatedly , since such nice balances of economic integration are hard to sustain in the metropolis for more_than a single generation .

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placement proportion

[ verb ] be in equilibrium


"He was balancing on one foot"

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[ noun ] something left after other parts have been taken away


"there was no remainder" "he threw away the rest" "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

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part leftover remainder

[ noun ] an equivalent counterbalancing weight
[ noun ] 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



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wheel timepiece

[ noun ] (astronomy) the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from September 23 to October 22

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[ noun ] equality of distribution
[ noun ] the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
[ noun ] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra



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person astrology

[ noun ] (mathematics) an attribute of a shape; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
[ noun ] a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity