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  Definition of Balance
  1. a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
  2. 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
  3. an equivalent counterbalancing weight
  4. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
  5. 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
  6. the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
  7. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Libra
  8. equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  9. the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  10. 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"
  11. equality of distribution
  12. a state of equilibrium
  13. hold or carry in equilibrium
  14. compute credits and debits of an account
  15. bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
  16. be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"
Similar Words: balance, balance wheel, counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, equalizer, equaliser, symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence, proportion, Libra, Libra the Balance, Libra the Scales, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest, equilibrium, equipoise, poise, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise


Hyponyms: beam balance, electronic balance, microbalance, spring balance, spring scale, steelyard, lever scale, beam scale, sash weight, tare, regularity, geometrical regularity, bilaterality, bilateralism, bilateral symmetry, radial symmetry, trial balance, balance of trade, trade balance, visible balance, trade gap, carry-over, carry-forward, compensating balance, offsetting balance, invisible balance, leftover, remnant, conformation, symmetry, proportion, tension, electrolyte balance, nitrogen balance, complement, compensate, counterbalance, correct, even out, even off, even up, cancel, offset, set off, countervail, trim


Grouped Verbs: balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise, poise


Part Meronyms: timepiece, timekeeper, account, accounting, account statement


Derivational Morphology: equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate, counterweight, counterpoise, counterpose, oppose, counterbalance, compensate, correct, even out, even off, even up, symmetrize, symmetrise, proportion, balance, remainder, remain, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise, poise, halter, haltere, balancer, equilibrium, equipoise, chemical equilibrium, labyrinthine sense, vestibular sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium


Language Translations:
Albanian: ekuilibër and peshore   Bosnian: ravnoteža and vaga  
Catalan: equilibri   Croatian: vaga  
Dutch: evenwicht and weegschaal   Finnish: tasapaino and vaaka  
French: équilibre and balance   German: Balance and Waage  
Hindi: तराज़ू   Hungarian: mérleg  
Ido: balanco and equilibro   Italian: bilancia and equilibrio  
Japanese: and 均衡   Kurdish: terazî and terazû  
Norwegian: balanse and vekt   Polish: waga  
Russian: весы   Slovene: ravnotežje  
Spanish: balanza   Swedish: balans and balansvåg  
Telugu: త్రాసు and సమతుల్యత   Turkish: terazi  
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