What is balance?

  • (noun): A state of equilibrium.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on balance, balances:

Balance - Other Uses
... Balance (metaphysics), a desirable point between two or more opposite forces Balance (puzzle), a mathematical puzzle Balance (advertisement), a 1989 ...
Common Law Of Business Balance
... The Common Law of Business Balance is a meditation on price attributed to John Ruskin ... The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot -- it can't be done ...
Wii Balance Board To Determine Center of Pressure
... designed as a video game controller, the Balance Board has become a proven tool for assessing center of pressure displacement ... platform is the ability to “create a portable, inexpensive balance assessment system that has widespread availability.” Four standing balance tasks ... The study found the Wii Balance Board to be both valid and have high test-retest reliability ...
Margin Balance
... Margin balance is the total balance in a margin account ... If the balance is negative, then the amount is owed to the brokerage firm ... If the balance is positive, then the money is available to the account holder to reinvest, or is left in the account to earn interest ...
Straight Razor - Stability and Balance - Balance
... A razor is well balanced if when opened it balances about its pivot pin, indicating that the torques about the pivot point, caused by the corresponding weight distributions of ...

More definitions of "balance":

  • (noun): (astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Libra.
    Synonyms: Libra
  • (noun): Harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design).
    Example: "In all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
    Synonyms: proportion
  • (noun): The difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.
  • (verb): Be in equilibrium.
    Example: "He was balancing on one foot"
  • (noun): A scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity.
  • (verb): Compute credits and debits of an account.
  • (verb): Bring into balance or equilibrium.
    Example: "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
    Synonyms: equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise
  • (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: balance wheel
  • (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
  • (verb): Hold or carry in equilibrium.
    Synonyms: poise
  • (noun): Equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.

Famous quotes containing the word balance:

    It has been the struggle between privileged men who have managed to get hold of the levers of power and the people in general with their vague and changing aspirations for equality, for justice, for some kind of gentler brotherhood and peace, which has kept that balance of forces we call our system of government in equilibrium.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    In a famous Middletown study of Muncie, Indiana, in 1924, mothers were asked to rank the qualities they most desire in their children. At the top of the list were conformity and strict obedience. More than fifty years later, when the Middletown survey was replicated, mothers placed autonomy and independence first. The healthiest parenting probably promotes a balance of these qualities in children.
    Richard Louv (20th century)

    ... idleness is an evil. I don’t think man can maintain his balance or sanity in idleness. Human beings must work to create some coherence. You do it only through work and through love. And you can only count on work.
    Barbara Terwilliger (b. c. 1940)