compensation balance

noun

Definition of compensation balance

: a timepiece balance wheel so constructed (as of two metals of different expansivities) that variations of temperature produce such changes in its mean rim diameter as offset the changes produced in the hairspring

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“Compensation balance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compensation%20balance. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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