verb (balanc, ing)
- A pair of scales.
- (uncountable) equilibrium, Equilibrium in movement.
- (uncountable) support, Support for both viewpoints, substances etc or neither; neutrality.
- A list accounting for the debits on one side, and for the credits on the other
Etymology: From French, balance.
- (transitive) to make (items) weigh up.
- (transitive) (figurative) to make (concepts) agree.
- (transitive) to hold (an object or objects) precariously.
- (transitive) to make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond.
- (intransitive) to be in equilibrium.
- (intransitive) to have matching credits and debits.
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