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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.

balanced

(ˈbælənst)
adj
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 equilibriumbalanced - 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

adjective
2. varied, mixed, healthy, sensible 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

adjective
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
balanserad
ที่สมดุล
cân bằng

balanced

[ˈbælənst] ADJ [meal, view, person, budget] → equilibrado
evenly balanced; well balancedbien equilibrado
a balanced dietuna dieta equilibrada

balanced

[ˈbælənst] adj
(= 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 ndéficit m de la balance des paiements
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 néquilibre m de la terreurbalance of trade trade balance nbalance f commercialebalance sheet nbilan mbalance transfer n (on credit card)transfert m de soldebalancing act [ˈbælənsɪŋækt] n (fig)tour m d'adresse
to perform a balancing act, to do a balancing act → faire un tour d'adresse
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

adj
(= objective) report, account, assessment, pictureausgewogen
(= well-proportioned) diet, painting, photography, mixtureausgewogen; nutritionally balancedvom Nährwert her ausgewogen; balanced budgetausgeglichener Haushalt
(Psych) person, personality, lifeausgeglichen; viewvernünftig

balanced

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

balanced

مُتَوازِن vyvážený afvejet ausgeglichen ισορροπημένος equilibrado tasapainoinen équilibré uravnotežen equilibrato バランスのとれた 균형 잡힌 evenwichtig balansert zrównoważony equilibrado взвешенный balanserad ที่สมดุล dengeli cân bằng 平稳的

balanced

a. balanceado-a; en control;
___ dietdieta ___.

balanced

adj equilibrado, balanceado
References in classic literature ?
Slowly the mast swung in until it balanced at right angles across the rail; and then I discovered to my amazement that there was no need for Maud to slack away.
Then holding the lance full before his waistband's middle, he levels it at the whale; when, covering him with it, he steadily depresses the butt-end in his hand, thereby elevating the point till the weapon stands fairly balanced upon his palm, fifteen feet in the air.
Seeing the ease and security in which these people were living, I felt that this close resemblance of the sexes was after all what one would expect; for the strength of a man and the softness of a woman, the institution of the family, and the differentiation of occupations are mere militant necessities of an age of physical force; where population is balanced and abundant, much childbearing becomes an evil rather than a blessing to the State; where violence comes but rarely and off-spring are secure, there is less necessity--indeed there is no necessity--for an efficient family, and the specialization of the sexes with reference to their children's needs disappears.
The tall masts are the pillars supporting the balanced planes that, motionless and silent, catch from the air the ship's motive-power, as it were a gift from Heaven vouchsafed to the audacity of man; and it is the ship's tall spars, stripped and shorn of their white glory, that incline themselves before the anger of the clouded heaven.
Racing planes and digs alike have suffered severely--the former from 'unequal deposits of half-frozen slush on their vans (and only those who have "held up" a badly balanced plane in a cross-wind know what that means), and the latter from loaded bows and snow-cased bodies.
His knowledge of balanced and unbalanced forces also comes in handy--helping him to rise to the top of his sport.
During the Great Depression, the greatest of all balance sheet recessions, those countries that tried to stick with balanced budget principles not only ended up experiencing the greatest economic declines, but also caused global fallacy of composition through their beggar-thy-neighbor policies.
Jeff Parks of the Balanced Scorecard Institute and Dr.
Nearly two-thirds of typical companies have some type of balanced scorecard program in place or in development, but fewer than 20 percent of them have mature balanced scorecard implementations that are generating business value, according to research from The Hackett Group.
The nitrogen retention is higher, plus they can be balanced to meet the body's specific requirements for particular amino acids.
These restrictions, including a $1,500 annual cap on rehabilitation services and a hastily developed prospective payment system (PPS) for nursing homes, were imposed by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
Normal activities require a balanced upright position.