sense of balance

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Noun1.sense of balance - a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the headsense of balance - a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
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I clung to the rail as if my sense of balance were leaving me for good.
Continuously heralded by a singular prominent character amid an engulfing overgrowth, Manix Abrera's pieces portray a wonderful sense of balance between solitude and chaos.
Maybe our sense of balance could be tested early in your life, like an eye test or a hearing test, and then we could be given the go-ahead to try all those life-threatening and death-defying balancing acts.
The sense of balance and geometry, and the attention to detail to each pop up design in Winter in White influenced my designs of cashmere and fine merino wool knits in combination with 'structured' textiles including delicate lace patterns, classic tweed, and a geometric velvet fabric.
Inspired by the concept that it's crucial to treasure what we have, rather than fret about what we don't have, What We Hold Dear soothes the soul with tranquility and a sense of balance.
Researchers in neurological, cognitive, and psychological sciences explore the vestibular system, which provides a sense of balance, acceleration, and position.
Getting back his sense of balance had been the most difficult part of readjusting back to gravity on Earth, said the 44-year-old father of two.
The astronout said regaining his sense of balance was the hardest part of readjusting back to gravity on Earth.
My sense of balance was certainly affected, almost as if I had to re-acclimatise from the virtual world to the real world again.
Sense of balance is also greatly affected by the transition away from an environment where there is no "up" or "down" as defined by gravity.
Mitski brings her unique sense of balance to these songs by pairing sprawling arrangements with bare, plain-spoken language.