|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|
balance bal·ance (bāl'əns)
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.
A state of bodily equilibrium.
The difference in magnitude between opposing forces or influences, such as for bodily parts or organs.
Equality of mass and net electric charge of reacting species on each side of a chemical equation.
|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.