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Dictionary definition for: Balance

1. (n) a state of equilibrium

2. (v) bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

3. (n) a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity

4. (v) compute credits and debits of an account

5. (n) equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

6. (v) hold or carry in equilibrium

7. (n) harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design) "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin

8. (v) be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"

9. (n) equality of distribution

10. (n) something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder" "he threw away the rest" "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

11. (n) the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

12. (n) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Libra

13. (n) the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22

14. (n) (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

15. (n) an equivalent counterbalancing weight

16. (n) a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat

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