self balanced

balanced

[bal-uhnst]
adjective
1.
being in harmonious or proper arrangement or adjustment, proportion, etc.
2.
Football. pertaining to or noting an offensive line formation having three linemen on each side of the center. Compare unbalanced ( def 5 ).

Origin:
1585–95; balance + -ed2

self-balanced, adjective


1. fair, equitable, just, impartial, evenhanded.
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balanced (ˈbælənst)
 
adj
1.  having weight evenly distributed; being in a state of equilibrium
2.  (of a person) mentally and emotionally stable
3.  (of a discussion, programme, etc) presenting opposing points of view fairly and without bias
4.  (of a diet) consisting of all essential nutrients in suitable form and amounts to maintain health
5.  (of a budget) having expenditure no greater than income
6.  electronics (of signals or circuitry) symmetrically disposed about earth or other reference potential
7.  (of a chemical equation) having the correct relative number of moles of reactants and products

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balance
late 13c., "apparatus for weighing," from O.Fr. balance (12c.) "balance, scales for weighing," also in the figurative sense; from M.L. bilancia, from L.L. bilanx (acc. bilancem), from L. (libra) bilanx "(scale) having two pans," possibly from L. bis "twice" + lanx "dish, plate, scale of a balance." The
accounting sense is from 1580s; the meaning "general harmony between parts" is from 1732; sense of "physical equipoise" is from 1660s. The verb is attested from 1570s. Balance of power in the geopolitical sense is from 1701; balanced meal, diet, etc. is from 1908.
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balance bal·ance (bāl'əns)
n.

  1. A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless.

  2. A state of bodily equilibrium.

  3. The difference in magnitude between opposing forces or influences, such as for bodily parts or organs.

  4. Equality of mass and net electric charge of reacting species on each side of a chemical equation.

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balance   (bāl'əns)  Pronunciation Key 
To adjust a chemical equation so that the number of each type of atom and the total charge on the reactant (left-hand) side of the equation matches the number and charge on the product (right-hand) side of the equation.
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