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balance of power

n.
Distribution of power in which no single nation is able to dominate or interfere with others.
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balance of power

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the distribution of power among countries so that no one nation can seriously threaten the fundamental interests of another
2. any similar distribution of power or influence
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bal′ance of pow′er


n.
a distribution of forces among nations or groups such that no single one is strong enough to assert its will or dominate the others.
[1570–80]
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Noun1.balance of power - an equilibrium of power between nationsbalance of power - an equilibrium of power between nations
equilibrium - a stable situation in which forces cancel one another
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