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ˈbal(ə)ns Listen
  • an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
    E.g. she lost her balance and fell
  • a situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.
    E.g. the obligations of political balance in broadcasting
  • an apparatus for weighing, especially one with a central pivot, beam, and two scales.
  • a counteracting weight or force.
  • a predominating amount; a preponderance.
    E.g. the balance of opinion was that work was more important than leisure
  • a figure representing the difference between credits and debits in an account; the amount of money held in an account.
    E.g. he accumulated a healthy balance with the savings bank
  • put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall.
    E.g. a mug that she balanced on her knee
  • offset or compare the value of (one thing) with another.
    E.g. the cost of obtaining such information needs to be balanced against its benefits
  • compare debits and credits in (an account) so as to ensure that they are equal.
    E.g. the law requires the council to balance its books each year

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