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    noun
    a state of equilibrium
    equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
    harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
    equality of distribution
    something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
    the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
    the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
    (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
    a weight that balances another weight
    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
    a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
    verb
    bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
    compute credits and debits of an account
    hold or carry in equilibrium
    be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"

    Wordnet English Thesaurus

    noun
    stability, composure, self-possession, poise, equanimity, equilibrium, steadiness, symmetry, correspondence, rest, remainder
    verb
    stabilize, poise, level, equalize, equate, match, offset, even out, even up, correspond

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