What is balance?

  • (noun): Something left after other parts have been taken away.
    Example: "He took what he wanted and I got the balance"
    Synonyms: remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest
    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 award-winning television advertisement for the Lexus LS 400 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Wii Balance Board To Determine Center of Pressure
... Though originally designed as a video game controller, the Balance Board has become a proven tool for assessing center of pressure displacement ... WBB instead of a force platform is the ability to “create a portable, inexpensive balance assessment system that has widespread availability.” Four standing balance tasks were ... The study found the Wii Balance Board to be both valid and have high test-retest reliability ...
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 the blade and ...

More definitions of "balance":

  • (noun): A state of equilibrium.
  • (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
  • (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
  • (verb): Compute credits and debits of an account.
  • (verb): Be in equilibrium.
    Example: "He was balancing on one foot"
  • (noun): (astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Libra.
    Synonyms: Libra
  • (noun): A scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity.
  • (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): Hold or carry in equilibrium.
    Synonyms: poise
  • (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): Equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.

Famous quotes containing the word balance:

    Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.
    Peter Ustinov (b. 1921)

    ... 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)

    Genius has infused itself into nature. It indicates itself by a small excess of good, a small balance in brute facts always favorable to the side of reason.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)