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balance

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1 a condition in which opposing forces are equal to one another

  • in order to determine the weight of that beaker, you need to get the two pans of the scale in perfect balance
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2 a balanced, pleasing, or suitable arrangement of parts

  • the balance of the landscaping is in keeping with the symmetry of so many 18th-century mansions
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3 a device for measuring weight

  • use a balance to make sure you get the amounts precisely correct
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4 a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective

  • the balance to the mountain of complaints are the many letters of praise that we also receive
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5 a remaining group or portion

  • and the balance of the contestants should stand in that last corner
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balance

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1 to make equal in amount, degree, or status

  • tried to balance the total amount of money spent on gifts for each child
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2 to show uncertainty about the right course of action

  • his tendency to balance and waffle on certain hot-button issues may hurt him in the general election
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3 to give what is owed for

  • she had to balance her account with the hotel before checking out of her room
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