Associations to the word «Balance»

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BALANCE, noun. (uncountable) a state in which opposing forces harmonise; equilibrium
BALANCE, noun. (uncountable) mental equilibrium; mental health; calmness, a state of remaining clear-headed and unperturbed
BALANCE, noun. Something of equal weight used to provide equilibrium (literally or figuratively); counterweight
BALANCE, noun. A pair of scales
BALANCE, noun. (uncountable) awareness of both viewpoints or matters; neutrality; rationality; objectivity
BALANCE, noun. (uncountable) the overall result of conflicting forces, opinions etc.; the influence which ultimately "weighs" more than others
BALANCE, noun. (uncountable) apparent harmony in art (between differing colours, sounds, etc.)
BALANCE, noun. (accounting) a list accounting for the debits on one side, and for the credits on the other.
BALANCE, noun. (accounting) the result of such a procedure; the difference between credit and debit of an account.
BALANCE, noun. (watchmaking) a device used to regulate the speed of a watch, clock etc.
BALANCE, noun. (legal) the remainder.
BALANCE, noun. (obsolete) (astrology) Libra
BALANCE, verb. (transitive) To bring (items) to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights.
BALANCE, verb. (transitive) (figurative) To make (concepts) agree.
BALANCE, verb. (transitive) To hold (an object or objects) precariously; to support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling.
BALANCE, verb. (transitive) To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.
BALANCE, verb. (transitive) (dancing) To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally.
BALANCE, verb. (nautical) To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass.
BALANCE, verb. (transitive) To make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond.
BALANCE, verb. (intransitive) To be in equilibrium.
BALANCE, verb. (intransitive) To have matching credits and debits.
BALANCE BEAM, noun. (gymnastics) A narrow wooden rail used in gymnastics.
BALANCE BEAM, noun. The horizontal member of any balance (scale,) usually carrying pans at each end, supported at its center by a fulcrum.
BALANCE BEAMS, noun. Plural of balance beam
BALANCE BOARD, noun. A device used for recreation, athletic training, etc. consisting of a seesaw-like lever or circular board on which the user attempts to balance.
BALANCE BOARDS, noun. Plural of balance board
BALANCE DOCK, noun. A kind of floating dock which is kept level by pumping water out of, or letting it into, the compartments of side chambers.
BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, noun. A measure of all flows of money into and out of a country including payments for goods and services and capital flows.
BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, noun. The systematic record of such transactions.
BALANCE OF POWER, noun. (politics) (government) A situation of equilibrium in which no country is powerful enough to control, or threaten the interests of, the others.
BALANCE OF PROBABILITIES, noun. (legal) A legal standard, applied in many jurisdictions for deciding the outcome of civil disputes, which requires that a dispute be decided in favor of the party whose claims are more likely to be true.
BALANCE OF PROBABILITY, noun. (legal) Alternative form of balance of probabilities
BALANCE OF TRADE, noun. (economics) (trade) The difference between the monetary value of exports and imports in an economy over a certain period of time.
BALANCE OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (of contrasting elements) To counteract one another so as to be balanced.
BALANCE SHEET, noun. (accounting): A summary of a person's or organization's assets, liabilities and equity as of a specific date.
BALANCE SHEETS, noun. Plural of balance sheet
BALANCE THE BOOKS, verb. (idiomatic) (accounting) To add up all the debits and credits.
BALANCE THE BOOKS, verb. To put or keep any closed or conservative system or its analysis in balance.
BALANCE THE TICKET, verb. To pick a vice-presidential candidate who represents a different constituency than the presidential candidate.
BALANCE TRANSFER, noun. A transferal of the current amount owing on one credit card to another one (ideally one charging a lower rate of interest)
BALANCE WHEEL, noun. The timekeeping device normally used in mechanical watches and small clocks. Consisting of a wheel which oscillates due to a coiled spring.
BALANCE WHEELS, noun. Plural of balance wheel

Dictionary definition

BALANCE, noun. A state of equilibrium.
BALANCE, noun. Equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.
BALANCE, 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.
BALANCE, noun. Equality of distribution.
BALANCE, 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".
BALANCE, noun. The difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.
BALANCE, noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra.
BALANCE, noun. The seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22.
BALANCE, noun. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane.
BALANCE, noun. A weight that balances another weight.
BALANCE, 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.
BALANCE, noun. A scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity.
BALANCE, verb. Bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights".
BALANCE, verb. Compute credits and debits of an account.
BALANCE, verb. Hold or carry in equilibrium.
BALANCE, verb. Be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot".

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