Balance

__NOTOC__Balance may refer to:

General terms

*Balance (ability), an ability to maintain balance (see Equilibrioception below).
*Balance (accounting)
*Balance (metaphysics), a desirable point between two or more opposite forces.
*Balance of stereophonic sound.
*Balance beam, a piece of gymnastics apparatus.
*Balance board, a piece of training equipment.
*Balance disorder, the medical description of disordered balance.
*Balance scale, a device to measure the mass of an object.
*Balance wheel, a watch component.
*Engine balance
*Game balance, a concept in game design describing the fairness or balance of power in a game.
*Media balance, the amount of political content in the mass media.
*Tire balance

pecific terms

*"Balance" (Urdu: "Mizan" or ميزان), a comprehensive treatise on Islam written by Javed Ahmed Ghamidi, a Pakistani Sunni Islamic scholar.
*"Balance" (film), a 1989 Academy Award-winning short animated film.
*"Balance" (networking), a popular piece of software for load balancing.
*"Balance" (puzzle), a puzzle resembling Sudoku.
*"Balance", a poem by Patti Smith from her book "kodak".
*BALANCE Act (H.R. 1066), the Benefit Authors without Limiting Advancement or Net Consumer Expectations Act.
*"Balance Bar", a popular nutritional energy bar.

Music

*Balance (band), a 1980s pop/rock group.
*"Balance" (Van Halen album)
*"Balance" (Kim-Lian album)

imilar terms

*"Ballance", a 2004 computer puzzle game.
*Balanced line (electronics).
*Balancing (or "hard balancing") in international relations.
*Rebalancing (investment), an action to bring investments in line with target asset allocation.

ee also

*Chemical equilibrium
*Dynamic equilibrium
*Economic equilibrium
*Homeostasis, the biological balance or systemic equilibrium within a living organism.
*Mechanical equilibrium
*Equilibrioception, the sense of balance or spacial equilibrium in humans and animals.
*Stability (disambiguation)


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  • Balance — Bal ance (b[a^]l ans), n. [OE. balaunce, F. balance, fr. L. bilanx, bilancis, having two scales; bis twice (akin to E. two) + lanx plate, scale.] 1. An apparatus for weighing. [1913 Webster] Note: In its simplest form, a balance consists of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balance — BALANCE. s. f. Instrument dont on se sert pour peser, composé de deux bassins de même poids, suspendus à un fléau. Balance juste. Fausse balance. Les bassins, les plats d une balance. La languette d une balance. Le fléau d une balance. Tenir la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • balance — BALANCE. subst. f. Instrument à deux bassins servant à peser. Balance juste. fausse balance. les bassins de la balance. la languette de la balance. le fleau de la balance. tenir la balance juste. faire pencher la balance. On dit que, Le poids… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Balance — Bal ance (b[a^]l ans), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Balanced} (b[a^]l anst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Balancing} (b[a^]l an*s[i^]ng).] [From {Balance}, n.: cf. F. balancer.] 1. To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balance — 1. The noun is about four centuries older than the verb, and has derived several figurative uses from its primary meaning of ‘an apparatus for weighing’, as for example in accounting (where the notion of balancing the books is ever present) and… …   Modern English usage

  • balance — ► NOUN 1) an even distribution of weight ensuring stability. 2) mental or emotional stability. 3) a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. 4) an apparatus for weighing, especially one with a beam and… …   English terms dictionary

  • Balance — bezeichnet: Gleichgewicht (Physik), ein Gleichgewicht von entgegenwirkenden Kräften oder Aspekten oder einen Zustand der Ausgewogenheit Ausgeglichenheit Eigenschaften einer Datenstruktur; siehe Balancierter Baum Balance (Magazin), ein von der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Balance — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Balance puede referirse a: Balance (contabilidad), informe financiero que refleja la situación del patrimonio de una entidad en un momento determinado. Balance hídrico, el equilibrio entre todos los recursos hídricos …   Wikipedia Español

  • balance — n 1 Balance, equilibrium, equipoise, poise, tension are comparable when denoting the stability or efficiency resulting from the equalization or exact adjustment of opposing forces. Balance suggests a steadiness that results when all parts are… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • balance — or Balance [bal′əns] n. [ME & OFr, prob. via ML < VL * bilancia < LL bilanx, having two scales < L bis, twice + lanx, a dish, scale < IE * elek , extended stem of base * el , to bend > ELBOW] 1. an instrument for weighing, esp. one …   English World dictionary

  • balance — I (amount in excess) noun carry over, excess, extra, leftover, margin, oddments, overflow, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, oversupply, plus, reliquus, remainder, remaining portion, remains, remnant, residual, residual portion, residue, residuum,… …   Law dictionary

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