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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 ?
Likewise upon the extreme stern of the boat where it was also triangularly platformed level with the gunwale, Starbuck himself was seen coolly and adroitly balancing himself to the jerking tossings of his chip of a craft, and silently eyeing the vast blue eye of the sea.
He minds you somewhat of a juggler, balancing a long staff on his chin.
There are a million or two of business firms in the country, and five or ten times as many clerks; and consider the handling and rehandling, the accounting and reaccounting, the planning and worrying, the balancing of petty profit and loss.
On a rough bench in the corner, a couple of woolly-headed boys, with glistening black eyes and fat shining cheeks, were busy in superintending the first walking operations of the baby, which, as is usually the case, consisted in getting up on its feet, balancing a moment, and then tumbling down,--each successive failure being violently cheered, as something decidedly clever.
Huck felt that a silence was going to ensue -- a thing still more awful than any amount of murderous talk; so he held his breath and stepped gingerly back; planted his foot carefully and firmly, after balancing, one-legged, in a precarious way and almost toppling over, first on one side and then on the other.
The little wretch had done her utmost to hurt her cousin's sensitive though uncultivated feelings, and a physical argument was the only mode he had of balancing the account, and repaying its effects on the inflictor.
What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in `em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you?
I could not help laughing again, at his balancing all callings and professions so equally; and I told him so.
Then they spoke of the fashion in which they would fight, and Umslopogaas looked curiously at the axe he carried, and at the point on its hammer, balancing it in his hand.
He reclined back upon his seat, with his eyes half shut; now, folding his hands and twisting his thumbs, he seemed absorbed in attention, and anon, balancing his expanded palms, he gently flourished them in time to the music.
He sprang to his feet, drew and opened a sailor's clasp-knife, and balancing it open on the palm of his hand, threatened to pin the doctor to the wall.
Dorian heaved a sigh, and Lord Henry strolled across the room and began to stroke the head of a curious Java parrot, a large, grey-plumaged bird with pink crest and tail, that was balancing itself upon a bamboo perch.