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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.]

(băl′əns)
n.
See Libra.

## balanced

(ˈbælənst)
1. having weight evenly distributed; being in a state of equilibrium
2. (Psychology) (of a person) mentally and emotionally stable
3. (Rhetoric) (of a discussion, programme, etc) presenting opposing points of view fairly and without bias
4. (Cookery) (of a diet) consisting of all essential nutrients in suitable form and amounts to maintain health
5. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (of a budget) having expenditure no greater than income
6. (Electronics) electronics (of signals or circuitry) symmetrically disposed about earth or other reference potential
7. (Chemistry) (of a chemical equation) having the correct relative number of moles of reactants and products
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Adj. 1 balanced - being in a state of proper equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers"imbalanced, unbalanced - being or thrown out of equilibrium

## balanced

1. unbiased, just, fair, equal, objective, neutral, detached, open-minded, equitable, impartial, disinterested, even-handed, nonpartisan, unprejudiced, without fear or favour, nondiscriminating a fair, balanced, comprehensive report
unbiased
2. a balanced diet
3. calm, together (slang), cool, collected, reasonable, steady, sensible, composed, sane, dependable, unflappable (informal), self-possessed, even-tempered I have to prove myself as a respectable, balanced person.

## balanced

1. Neither favorable or unfavorable:
2. Possessing, proceeding from, or exhibiting good judgment and prudence:
3. Characterized by or displaying symmetry, especially correspondence in scale or measure:
4. Having components pleasingly combined:
Translations
vyváženýrovnovážnývybalancovanývyrovnaný
afvejet
tasapainoinen
uravnotežen
バランスのとれた
균형 잡힌
uravnovešen
ที่สมดุล
cân bằng

a balanced diet

## balanced

(= well-adjusted) [person, personality] → équilibré(e)
(= impartial) [report, account] → équilibré(e)
[diet, meal] → équilibré(e)
to eat a balanced diet → avoir un régime équilibré
[budget] → équilibré(e)
see also well-balancedbalance of payments nbalance f des paiementsbalance of payments deficit n
Our balance of payments deficit has improved slightly
BUT Notre balance des paiements est légèrement moins en déficit.balance of power n
(= distribution of power) → équilibre m des forces
(held by smaller political party)équilibre m des forces
to hold the balance of power → pouvoir inverser l'équilibre des forcesbalance of terror nbalance of trade trade balance nbalance sheet nbalance transfer n (on credit card)balancing act [ˈbælənsɪŋækt] n (fig)tour m d'adresse
to perform a balancing act, to do a balancing act →
a balancing act between sth and sth
The magazine performed the usual balancing act between privacy concerns and the public's right to know
BUT Le magazine a comme d'habitude jonglé avec la protection de la vie privée et le droit qui revient au public de savoir.Le magazine a fait le tour d'adresse habituel pour satisfaire à la protection de la vie privée et le droit qui revient au public de savoir.

## balanced

(= objective) report, account, assessment, pictureausgewogen
(= well-proportioned) diet, painting, photography, mixtureausgewogen; nutritionally balanced; balanced budget
(Psych) person, personality, lifeausgeglichen; viewvernünftig

## balanced

[ˈbælənst] adj (views) → moderato/a; (personality, diet) → equilibrato/a

## balanced

vyvážený afvejet tasapainoinen uravnotežen バランスのとれた 균형 잡힌 balanserad ที่สมดุล cân bằng

## balanced

___ dietdieta ___.

## balanced

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