compensation balance

noun

: 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 19 Jun. 2024.

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