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A balance (scale).
A rock balanced on one corner.
See also Balance

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old French balance.

Noun

Singular
balance

Plural
s

balance (s)
  1. A pair of scales.
  2. (uncountable) Equilibrium in movement.
  3. (uncountable) Support for both viewpoints, substances etc or neither; neutrality.
  4. (accounting) A list accounting for the debits on one side, and for the credits on the other.

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Translations

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Verb

In equilibrium

Infinitive
to balance

Third person singular
balanc

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to balance (third-person singular simple present balanc, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to make (items) weigh up.
  2. (transitive) (figurative) to make (concepts) agree.
  3. (transitive) to hold (an object or objects) precariously.
  4. (transitive) to make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond.
  5. (intransitive) to be in equilibrium.
  6. (intransitive) to have matching credits and debits.

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Translations

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French

Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin bilancia, a compound of bi- (see Latin bis) and lanx

Pronunciation

Noun

balance f. (plural balances)

  1. scales, balance

Verb

balance

  1. first- and third-person indicative and subjunctive present tense of balancer

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Spanish

Noun

balance m. (plural balances)

Singular
balance m.

Plural
balances m.

  1. (accounting) balance

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