Compensation balance

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a kind of balance wheel for a timepiece. The rim is usually made of two different metals having different expansibility under changes of temperature, so arranged as to counteract each other and preserve uniformity of movement.

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For example, in the animal kingdom the physiologist has observed that no creatures are favorites, but a certain compensation balances every gift and every defect.
Dieter Conzelmann, Director of Industry Solutions at Bizerba: "This speed is possible due to the use of an electromagnet compensation balance, among other things.
The machine is highly accurate and weight checks by electromagnetic force compensation balance, which makes high measuring accuracy possible.
technological advances during the 18th century saw the introduction of the cylinder escapement and the spring detent escapement by Arnold and Earnshaw with a bimetallic compensation balance, but the lever escapement developed by Thomas Mudge proved to be the most valuable asset to the watch-making industry of the time.
When a swap participant forfeits an existing deferred compensation balance, the company makes adjustments to reverse the accrued deferred compensation liability under APB Opinion no.
The writers have organized cash flow subsections that discuss paid loss retros, compensation balance, pooling, self-insurance, and captive plans, again offering at the end of each subsection a plan's particular cash flow advantages and disadvantage.
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