Roberval's balance


Ro·​ber·​val's balance
: a balance in which the pans are fixed to the prolonged vertical sides of a jointed parallelogram whose two other sides are pivoted in their midpoints to a vertical post

Word History


after Gilles Personne de Roberval †1675 French mathematician

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“Roberval's balance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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