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balance meaning and definition

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Definition of balance (noun)

  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)
    • "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
    • synonyms: proportion, proportionality
  4. equality of distribution
  5. something left after other parts have been taken away
  6. the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  7. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
  8. the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
  9. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
  10. a weight that balances another weight
  11. 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
  12. a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity


Definition of balance (verb)

  1. bring into balance or equilibrium
  2. compute credits and debits of an account
  3. hold or carry in equilibrium
  4. be in equilibrium
    • "He was balancing on one foot"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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