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balance

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English definition

    Noun

  • 1. a state of equilibrium

  • 2. a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity

  • 3. equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

  • 4. 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
  • 5. equality of distribution

  • 6. 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"
  • 7. the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

  • 8. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

  • 9. an equivalent counterbalancing weight

  • 10. 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

    Verb

  • 1. bring into balance or equilibrium;

    • "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"
    • "balance the two weights"
  • 2. compute credits and debits of an account

  • 3. hold or carry in equilibrium

  • 4. be in equilibrium;

    • "He was balancing on one foot"

Example sentences

  • After paying all the expenses, there is a balance of fifty yuan.

  • Nowadays, it appears that too many films are being produced, and a tax on films will help to redress the balance.

  • You have to balance the advantages of living in a big city against the disadvantages.

  • My bank balance isn't very large.

  • He lost his balance, and pitched out of the window headfirst.

  • We try to strike a balance between justice and mercy.

  • As the patient's life hung in the balance, many comrades offered to donate blood.

  • He lost his balance and fell from the ladder.

  • Weigh that loaf of bread on the balance , please.

  • She temporarily lost her balance during the long months of solitude.

  • Our surprise attack caught the enemy off balance and threw them into confusion.

  • Try to keep a balance between work and relaxation.

  • He figured up the balance in their checking account.

  • Britain's balance of payments improved modestly last month.

  • I'd like to check the balance in my account please.

  • A balance is achieved in the painting between orderliness and unpredictability.

  • The system of proportional representation has led to the minority parties continually holding the balance of power in the parliament.

  • The total of debits must balance the total of credits.

  • A gust of wind knocked him off balance and he fell face down in the mud.

  • He swung around, almost losing his balance.

  • So we're trying to redress the balance and to give teachers a sense that both spoken and written language are equally important.

  • She was trying to behave as if his visit hadn't thrown her off balance.

  • Balance spicy dishes with mild ones.

  • The balance continues to swing away from final examinations to continuous assessment.

  • The nation's electronics industry made important strides this year to even up its balance of trade.

  • She carefully tried to balance religious sensitivities against democratic freedom.

  • On balance biotechnology should be good news for developing countries.

  • The grounds were a perfect balance between neatness and natural wildness.

Phrase collocation

  • balance of payments

    the difference in total value between payments into and out of a country over a period

  • balance of power

    a situation in which states of the world have roughly equal power

    the power held by a small group when larger groups are of equal strength

  • balance of trade

    the difference in value between a country's imports and exports

  • strike a balance

    choose a moderate course or compromise

  • throw (或 catch) someone off balance

    cause someone to become unsteady and in danger of falling

  • in the balance

    In an undetermined and often critical position

    • Our plans were left hanging in the balance. Resolution of these matters is still in the balance.

  • on balance

    Taking everything into consideration; all in all.

Synonym discrimination

  • remainder, surplus, rest, remains, balance

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