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  1. [noun] a state of equilibrium

  2. [noun] a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity

  3. [noun] equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

  4. [noun] 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
    Synonyms: proportion

  5. [noun] equality of distribution
    Synonyms: equilibrium, equipoise, counter

  6. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest

  7. [noun] the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

  8. [noun] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Libra
    Synonyms: Libra, Balance

  9. [noun] the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
    Synonyms: Libra, Libra the Balance, Balance, Libra the Scales

  10. [noun] (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
    Synonyms: symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence

  11. [noun] an equivalent counterbalancing weight
    Synonyms: counterweight, countercounterpoise, equalizer, equaliser

  12. [noun] 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
    Synonyms: wheel

  13. [verb] bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
    Synonyms: equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise

  14. [verb] compute credits and debits of an account

  15. [verb] hold or carry in equilibrium
    Synonyms: poise

  16. [verb] be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"


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