|balance of trade|
|economics Compare invisible balance Also called: visible balance the difference in value between total exports and total imports of goods|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
Note: A nation whose imports are worth more than its exports is said to have an unfavorable balance of trade, or to be running a trade deficit.