Complete Definition of "balance"

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Image:Eo-scale of justice.gif|thumb|right|A balance (scale).
Image:One-balanced-rock.jpg|thumb|right|A rock balanced on one corner.
English

Pronunciation
RP & US: IPA|/ˈbæləns/
audio|en-us-balance.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
From OF. #French|balance.

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. A pair of scales.
  2. uncountable equilibrium|Equilibrium in movement.
  3. uncountable support|Support for both viewpoints, substances etc or neither; neutrality.
  4. A list accounting for the debits on one side, and for the credits on the other

Synonyms
(scales): pair of scales, scales, weighing machine, weighbridge (for vehicles)
(equilibrium): equilibrium
(support for both viewpoints): disinterest, even-handedness, fairness, impartiality, neutrality, non-partisanship
(list of credits and debits): account

Antonyms
(equilibrium): non-equilibrium, imbalance, unbalance
(support for both viewpoints): bias, favor/favour, partiality, partisanship, prejudice, unfairness

Derived terms
;Accounting:
adjusted trial balance
analytical balance
balance of payments
balance sheet
balance scorecard
closing balance
comparative balance sheet
trial balance
opening balance
;Other:
balance of nature
balance of power
balance of trade
balance wheel
balancing act
chemical balance
hang in the balance
in the balance
keep one's balance
lose one's balance
off balance
on balance
strike a balance
throw off balance

Translations
trans-top|scales
Albanian: peshore
Arabic: ARchar|ميزان (mizan)
Bosnian: vaga#Bosnian|vaga f, terazije#Bosnian|terazije f, kantar#Bosnian|kantar m
Chinese traditional/simplified: 天秤,天秤 (tiān píng)
Croatian: vaga#Croatian|vaga f
Dutch: weegschaal f
Finnish: vaaka, varsivaaka
French: balance#French|balance f
German: Waage f
Gujarati: તુલા (tulā) f
Hebrew: he-translation|מאזניים|moznaim m|p
Hindi: तराज़ू (tarāzū) m, तुला (tulā) f
Hungarian: mérleg
Ido: balanco
Italian: bilancia f
Japanese: 秤 (hakari), 天秤 (tenbin)
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Kurdish: terazî f
Norwegian: vekt f
Persian: FAchar|ترازو (tarâzû), FAchar|میزان (mîzân)
Polish: waga f
Russian: весы (vesý) m|p
Serbian:

Spanish: balanza f
Swedish: balansvåg c, våg c, vågskål c
Telugu: త్రాసు (traasu), కాటా (kaaTaa)
Turkish: terazi, kantar
Urdu: URchar|ترازو (tarāzū) m, URchar|تلا (tulā) f, URchar|میزان (mīzān) f
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trans-top|equilibrium
Albanian: ekuilibër
Bosnian: ravnoteža#Bosnian|ravnoteža f
Catalan: equilibri, m
Chinese traditional/simplified: 平衡, 平衡 (píng héng)
Czech: rovnováha f
Dutch: evenwicht n, balans m
Finnish: tasapaino
German: Balance f, Gleichgewicht n
French: équilibre m
Hebrew: he-translation|שיווי משקל|shivúi mishkál m, he-translation|איזון|izún m
Ido: equilibro
Italian: equilibrio#Italian|equilibrio m
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Japanese: 均衡 (kinkō), バランス (baransu)
Kurdish: terazû, hevsengî, yeksengî, balans, denge
Norwegian: balanse m
Serbian:

Slovene: ravnotežje n, ravnovesje n
Swedish: balans c, jämvikt c, jämviktsläge c
Telugu: సమతుల్యత (samatulyata)
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trans-top|support for both viewpoints
Albanian: balancë
Chinese traditional/simplified: 和諧, 和谐 (hé xié)
Dutch: evenwicht n
German: Ausgewogenheit f
Hebrew: he-translation|איזון|izún m
trans-mid
Italian: neutralità f
Swedish: avvägning c
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trans-top|list of credits and debits
Albanian: bilanc
Arabic: ARchar|رصيد IPAchar|(raʂíd) m
Catalan: balanç m
Chinese traditional/simplified: 結存, 結存 (jié cún)
Dutch: balans m
German: Bilanz f, Saldo m
Hebrew: he-translation|מאזן|ma`azán m
Ido: bilanco
Italian: bilancio m
trans-mid
Swedish: balansräkning c
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Breton: kempouez m
ttbc|Ido: balanco, equilibro
ttbc|Indonesian: imbang|keseimbangan, serasi|keserasian
ttbc|Spanish: equilibrio m

Verb
Image:Balance.JPG|thumb|right|200px|In equilibrium
en-verb|balanc|ing

  1. transitive to make (items) weigh up.
  2. transitive (figurative) to make (concepts) agree.
  3. transitive to hold (an object or objects) precariously.
  4. transitive to make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond.
  5. intransitive to be in equilibrium.
  6. intransitive to have matching credits and debits.

Derived terms
balanced<!--adjective-->
balance out
balance the books

Translations

trans-top|make (items) weigh up
Bosnian: balansirati#Bosnian|balansirati
Catalan: equilibrar, compensar
German: wiegen
Norwegian: balansere
trans-mid
Serbian:

Spanish: balancear
Swedish: balansera
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trans-top|make (concepts) agree
Bosnian: balansirati#Bosnian|balansirati
German: ausgleichen
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Serbian:

trans-bottom

trans-top|hold (objects) precariously
Bosnian: balansirati#Bosnian|balansirati
German: balancieren, im Gleichgewicht halten
Norwegian: balansere
trans-mid
Serbian:

Swedish: balansera
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trans-top|make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond
Bosnian: balansirati#Bosnian|balansirati
German: bilanzieren
Norwegian: balansere
trans-mid
Serbian:

Spanish: balance
Swedish: balansera
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trans-top|be in equilibrium
Finnish: olla tasapainossa
trans-mid
Swedish: balansera, jämna ut sig, stå och väga, vara i jämvikt
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trans-top|have matching credits and debits
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ttbc|Ido: ponderar

Category:1000 English basic words


French

Etymology
From ML. bilancia, a compound of bi- (see Latin bis) and lanx

Noun
fr-noun|f

  1. scales, balance

Verb
balance

  1. first- and third-person indicative and subjunctive present tense of balancer

Related terms
balancer
balançoire

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