Roberval's balance

Ro·​ber·​val's balance | \ ˈrōbə(r)ˌvȯlz- \

Definition of Roberval'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

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History and Etymology for Roberval's balance

after Gilles Personne de Roberval †1675 French mathematician

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“Roberval's balance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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