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on balance

Definition of on balance

  1. :  with all things considered :  in general <The discussions went well on balance.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an instrument for weighing: as

    :  a beam that is supported freely in the center and has two pans of equal weight suspended from its ends

    :  a device that uses the elasticity of a spiral spring for measuring weight or force

  1. :  to compute the difference between the debits and credits of (an account)

    :  to pay the amount due on :  settle

    :  to arrange so that one set of elements exactly equals another

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