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bal·ance

 (băl′əns)
n.
1. A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless. Also called scale.
2. A state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces.
3. The power or means to decide: matters that fell outside the judge's balance.
4.
a. A state of bodily equilibrium: thrown off balance by a gust of wind.
b. The ability to maintain bodily equilibrium: Gymnasts must have good balance.
5. A harmonious or satisfying arrangement or proportion of parts or elements, as in a design.
6. An influence or force tending to produce equilibrium; counterpoise.
7. The difference in magnitude between opposing forces or influences.
8. Accounting
a. Equality of totals in the debit and credit sides of an account.
b. The difference between such totals, either on the credit or the debit side.
9. Something that is left over; a remainder.
10. Chemistry Equality of mass and net electric charge of reacting species on each side of an equation.
11. Mathematics Equality with respect to the net number of reduced symbolic quantities on each side of an equation.
12. A balance wheel.
v. bal·anced, bal·anc·ing, bal·anc·es
v.tr.
1. To determine the weight of (something) in a weighing device.
2. To consider and compare or assess: balanced the pros and cons before making a choice.
3. To bring into or maintain in a state of equilibrium.
4. To act as an equalizing weight or force to; counterbalance.
5. Accounting
a. To compute the difference between the debits and credits of (an account).
b. To reconcile or equalize the sums of the debits and credits of (an account).
c. To settle (an account, for example) by paying what is owed.
6. To bring into or keep in equal or satisfying proportion or harmony.
7. Mathematics & Chemistry To bring (an equation) into balance.
8. To move toward and then away from (a dance partner).
v.intr.
1. To be in or come into equilibrium.
2. To be equal or equivalent.
3. To sway or waver as if losing or regaining equilibrium.
4. To move toward and then away from a dance partner.
Idioms:
in the balance
In an undetermined and often critical position: Our plans were left hanging in the balance. Resolution of that item is still in the balance.
on balance
Taking everything into consideration; all in all.

[Middle English balaunce, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *bilancia, having two scale pans, from Latin bilānx : bi-, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + lānx, scale.]

bal′ance·a·ble adj.

Bal·ance

 (băl′əns)
n.
See Libra.

balancing

(ˈbælənsɪŋ)
n
1. the process of achieving or maintaining equilibrium
2. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting finance achieving equality of debit and credit totals in an account
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balancing - getting two things to correspondbalancing - getting two things to correspond; "the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement"
equalisation, equalization, leveling - the act of making equal or uniform
Translations

balancing

[ˈbælənsɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= equilibrium) balancing on a high wire is not easymantener el equilibrio en la cuerda floja no es fácil
2. (Comm, Fin) balancing of accountsbalance m de cuentas
balancing of the booksbalance m de los libros
B. CPD balancing act N to do a balancing act (between)hacer malabarismos (con)

balancing

:
balancing act
n (lit, fig)Balanceakt m
balancing trick
nBalancekunststück nt

balancing

[ˈbælənsɪŋ] n
a.messa in equilibrio (Aut) (of wheels) → equilibratura
b. (Comm, Fin) (of account) → saldo; (of budget) → pareggiamento
balancing of the books → bilancio
References in classic literature ?
In respect of military method, we have, firstly, Measurement; secondly, Estimation of quantity; thirdly, Calculation; fourthly, Balancing of chances; fifthly, Victory.
Measurement owes its existence to Earth; Estimation of quantity to Measurement; Calculation to Estimation of quantity; Balancing of chances to Calculation; and Victory to Balancing of chances.
He minds you somewhat of a juggler, balancing a long staff on his chin.
The traitor in faction, lightly goeth away with it; for when matters have stuck long in balancing, the winning of some one man casteth them, and he getteth all the thanks.
The only conscience we can trust to is the massive sense of wrong in a class, and the best wisdom that will work is the wisdom of balancing claims.
Holm says that balancing in place on his unicycle can be just as difficult as riding it across the most challenging terrain.
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Solving these problems requires an integrated approach, one that includes multi-layer switches and high availability load balancing appliances.
By balancing and managing an organization's scorecard, executives can implement an automated solution to effectively implement their strategy and ensure accountability and control across the organization - leading to better bottom lines and higher shareholder value.
It's no surprise that the notion of balancing the budget should offer such broad appeal to the American public.
Constitution to require a balanced budget - lukewarm because, while I wholeheartedly support balancing the budget, I have little confidence in Congress' ability to adopt a measure with teeth enough to hold them to it.
Because of the reordering of priorities, in fiscal 1991 growth in actual K-12 spending - at less than half the pace of the previous year - fell far short of planned increases in appropriations, as states made midyear adjustments to spending plans with the goal of balancing their budgets.