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Another word for balance

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Noun
  1. A stable state characterized by the cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces

      1. A state of equilibrium, balance, or stagnancy
      2. Reduced peristalsis of the intestines resulting in the retention of feces
      3. (Medicine) Stoppage of the normal flow of a body substance, as of blood through an artery or of intestinal contents through the bowels.
      1. Equal distribution of weight; state of balance, or equilibrium
      2. A state of balance; equilibrium.
      3. A counterpoise; a counterbalance.
      1. The stage of a radioactive material at which the rate of disintegration and the rate of formation are equal for each intermediate product in the radioactive decay series
      2. A condition in which all acting influences are canceled by others, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system.
      3. (Physics) The state of a body or physical system at rest or in unaccelerated motion in which the resultant of all forces acting on it is zero and the sum of all torques about any axis is zero.
      1. The relation of two weights or forces which balance each other; equilibrium; equiponderance.
      2. An equal power or force acting in opposition; a force sufficient to balance another force.
      3. A state of balance or equilibrium
    See also:

    order

  2. A stable, calm state of the emotions

  3. Satisfying arrangement marked by even distribution of elements, as in a design

      1. Beauty as a result of pleasing proportions or harmonious arrangement:
      2. Correspondence of opposite parts in size, shape, position, etc.
      3. Balance or beauty of form or proportion, esp. as resulting from such correspondence
      1. The comparative relation between parts, things, or elements with respect to size, amount, degree, etc.; ratio
      2. A part or amount considered in relation to a whole:
      3. Size, degree, or extent relative to a standard
      1. Structure in terms of the arrangement, modulation, etc. of chords
      2. A collation of parallel passages, especially from the Gospels, with a commentary demonstrating their consonance and explaining their discrepancies.
      3. A state of agreement or orderly arrangement according to color, size, shape, etc.
    See also:

    beautiful

  4. What remains after a part has been used or subtracted

      1. The condition of being settled or resolved:
      2. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
      3. The repose of death:
      1. Matter remaining after completion of an abstractive chemical or physical process, such as evaporation, combustion, distillation, or filtration; residuum.
      2. (Chem.) The matter remaining at the end of a process, as after evaporation, combustion, or filtration; residual product
      3. That which is left over after part is taken away; remainder; rest
      1. A trace; last remaining indication of what has been
      2. A small remaining part, quantity, or number of persons or things
      3. A piece of fabric remaining after the rest has been used or sold.
      1. All that is left after other parts have been taken away, used up, or destroyed.
      2. A corpse; specif., the parts or fragments of a dead body remaining after decomposition
      3. Writings left unpublished by an author at the time of death
      1. What is left when a part is taken away; the rest
      2. (Mathematics) The number left over when one integer is divided by another:
      3. A book that remains with a publisher after sales have fallen off, usually sold at a reduced price.
      1. Food remaining from a previous meal.
      2. Something left behind; an excess or remainder.
      3. Food left over from one meal and, often, eaten at a later meal
      1. A worthless surfeit of material, as leftovers from a meal or scrap lumber.
      2. Things left over; leftovers, remnants, refuse, etc.
      3. Scraps or remains; residue:
    See also:

    leftover

Verb
  1. To examine in order to note the similarities and differences of

      1. To examine in order to observe or discover similarities or differences
      2. To examine in order to note the similarities or differences of:
      3. To consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; liken:
      1. To assemble in proper numerical or logical sequence.
      2. To examine (such material) to see that all pages, plates, etc. are in proper order, as for binding
      3. To examine and compare carefully in order to note points of disagreement.
    See also:

    same

  2. To put in balance

    See also:

    order

  3. To act as an equalizing weight or force to

    See also:

    order

  4. To make up for

    See also:

    substitute

  5. To place or be placed on a narrow or insecure surface

    See also:

    posture

Another word for balance

Noun
  1. Whatever remains

    See also:

    remainder

  2. An equilibrium

      1. The state or condition of being the same in power, value, rank, etc.; equality
      2. A price for certain farm products, usually maintained by government price supports, designed to keep the purchasing power of the farmer at the level of a designated base period
      3. (Physics) A symmetry property of a wave function: expressed as +1 if no difference can be detected between the wave function and its mirror image, and as –1 if the wave function is changed only in sign
      1. A device for regulating tension or tautness, as of thread in a sewing machine
      2. (Physics, engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).
      3. Stress on a material produced by the pull of forces tending to cause extension
      1. A force or influence equally counteracting another.
      2. A weight used to balance another weight; counterpoise
      3. (Figuratively) A force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one.
      1. (Chemistry) The quantity of the combining power of an atom, expressed in hydrogen units; the number of hydrogen atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency.
      2. The condition of being equivalent; equality of quantity, value, force, meaning, etc.
      3. (Uncountable) The condition of being equivalent or essentially equal.
      1. A bend in a pipe, bar, or other straight continuous piece made to allow it to pass around an obstruction.
      2. A short distance measured perpendicularly from the main line in surveying, used to help in calculating the area of an irregular plot.
      3. (Mech.) A curve or bend in a metal bar, pipe, etc. to permit it to pass an obstruction
      1. The second stage of the Hegelian dialectic process, representing the opposite of the thesis.
      2. The direct or exact opposite:
      3. A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
      1. Beauty as a result of pleasing proportions or harmonious arrangement:
      2. Balance or beauty of form or proportion, esp. as resulting from such correspondence
      3. The correspondence of the form and arrangement of elements or parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane or about a center or an axis:
      1. The stage of a radioactive material at which the rate of disintegration and the rate of formation are equal for each intermediate product in the radioactive decay series
      2. A condition in which all acting influences are canceled by others, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanging system.
      3. (Physics) The state of a body or physical system at rest or in unaccelerated motion in which the resultant of all forces acting on it is zero and the sum of all torques about any axis is zero.
      1. A weight sufficient to balance another, as in the opposite scale of a balance; an equal weight.
      2. A state of balance or equilibrium
      3. An equal power or force acting in opposition; a force sufficient to balance another force.
      1. Balance; stability
      2. That which causes a balance; a counterweight.
      3. (Now Rare) A suspension of activity in a condition of balance
      1. Equality in distribution, as of weight, relationship, or emotional forces; equilibrium.
      2. A state of balance; equilibrium.
      3. Equal distribution of weight; state of balance, or equilibrium
  3. An excess of credits over debits

  4. A balance scale

    See also:

    scale

  5. Judgment

      1. A perception produced by this ability.
      2. The ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition
      3. The ability to discern the true nature of a situation, especially by intuition.
      1. The freedom or authority to make decisions and choices; power to judge or act
      2. The quality of being discreet, or careful about what one does and says; prudence
      3. (Archaic) The ability or power to discern what is responsible or socially appropriate:
      1. The ability to see things in a true relationship
      2. The art of picturing objects or a scene in such a way, e.g., by converging lines (linear perspective), as to show them as they appear to the eye with reference to relative distance or depth
      3. A picture in perspective
Verb
  1. To offset

    See also:

    offset

  2. To place in balance

      1. To communicate (with someone) by exchanging letters, esp. regularly
      2. To communicate by letter, usually over a period of time.
      3. To be similar, analogous, or equal (to something)
      1. To be in agreement, unity, or harmony.
      2. (Archaic) To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
      3. To give or grant, especially as being due or appropriate:
      1. (Archaic) To match or equal
      2. To counteract; be successful, useful, etc. against; avail against
      3. To act against an often detrimental influence or power.
      1. To adjust (an engine, for example) for maximum usability or performance.
      2. To adapt to some condition, mood, etc.; bring into harmony or agreement
      3. To adjust or adopt in order to meet specific requirements or conditions, especially:
      1. To be in harmony; accord; agree
      2. To bring or come into agreement or harmony.
      3. To add chords to (a melody) so as to form a harmony
      1. To bring into a harmonious or responsive relationship:
      2. To bring into harmony or accord.
      3. (Music) to bring into musical accord
      1. To give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of
      2. To bring back to a former or normal condition, as by repairing, rebuilding, altering, etc.
      3. To bring back into existence or use; reestablish:
      1. To join two people into a relationship.
      2. (Intransitive, politics, dated) To agree with one of the opposite party or opinion to abstain from voting on specified questions or issues.
      1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) to get to a stable level, to cease oscillating
      1. To be like (another) or be a counterpart to:
      2. To do as well as or better than in competition; equal:
      3. To flip or reveal (coins) as a form of gambling or to decide something contested, the winner being determined by the combination of faces thus exposed
      1. To lose weight deliberately. Often used with down.
      2. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
      3. To change one's opinions or viewpoint so as to satisfy opposing factions, etc.; compromise
      1. To treat, regard, or express as equal, equivalent, identical, or closely related
      2. To be or seem to be equal; correspond.
      3. To consider, treat, or depict as equal or equivalent:
      1. To adjust or arrange again.
      1. To become coordinate; function harmoniously
      2. To form a harmonious combination; match:
      3. To cause to work or function in a common action or effort:
      1. (Math.) To remove (a common factor from both terms of a fraction, equivalents of opposite sign or on opposite sides of an equation, etc.)
      2. To decide or announce that (a planned or scheduled event) will not take place, especially with no intention of holding it at a later time:
      3. To mark or perforate (a postage stamp or check, for example) to indicate that it may not be used again.
      1. To be or provide an equal for; match.
      2. To make (one thing) parallel to another
      3. To compare (things, ideas, etc.) in order to show similarity or likeness
      1. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
      2. To prevent from happening
      3. To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
      1. To cut to a square or rectangular shape. Often used with off.
      2. To bring (oneself) into a better position or relation:
      3. To bring into a position or arrangement that is straight, upright, perpendicular, even across, etc.
      1. To change so as to be suitable to or conform with something else:
      2. To come into conformity, as with one's surroundings; become suited, as to one's associates, circumstances, etc.
      3. To move or change (something) so as to be in a more effective arrangement or desired condition:
      1. To fasten, connect, join, or bind in any way
      2. To fasten, attach, or bind together or to something else, as with string, cord, or rope made secure by knotting, etc.
      3. To attach or fasten (one thing to another) by string or the like.
      1. To serve to balance or offset something
      2. To make satisfactory payment or reparation to; recompense or reimburse:
      3. To stabilize the purchasing power of (a monetary unit) by changing the gold content in order to counterbalance price variations.
      1. To act directly against; check, neutralize, or undo the effect of with opposing action
      2. To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
      1. To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by weight. Often used with out:
      2. To consider and choose carefully
      3. To balance or ponder in the mind; consider in order to make a choice
      1. To make, become, or be even; level off; equalize or be equalized
      2. Though it may seem improbable; moreover; indeed; fully
      3. Indeed; moreover. Used as an intensive:
      1. To bring into or be in equilibrium; balance or counterbalance
      1. To offer help or advice regarding (a product or service).
      2. To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
      3. To show or tend to show to be true; help prove, vindicate, or corroborate
      1. Milton
      2. To constitute or induce equality, equilibrium, or balance.
      3. To compensate for or correct (varying frequency response characteristics) in recording, playback, etc.
      1. To knock to the ground; demolish; lay low
      2. To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.
      3. So as to be level; so as to be flat, even, in line, etc.
      1. To cause to be in working or proper condition; put in order; arrange; fix; adjust
      2. To cause or assign (someone) to undertake an action or perform a service:
      3. To give or furnish (an example, pattern, etc.) for others
      1. To cause (an acid or base) to undergo neutralization.
      2. To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
      3. (Slang) To remove as a threat, especially by killing.
      1. To give stability to (an airplane, ship, etc.) with a stabilizer
      2. To become stable, steadfast, or fixed.
      3. To maintain the stability of (an airplane or ship, for example) by means of a stabilizer.
      1. To make or become steady.
      2. In a steady manner
      1. To set against; place opposite, in balance or contrast
      2. To present in counterbalance or contrast:
      3. To set as an opposite in position:
      1. To carry or hold in equilibrium; balance:
      2. To keep (something) in equilibrium; to hold suspended or balanced. [from 17th c.]
      3. To hold (something) in equilibrium, to hold balanced and ready; to carry (something) ready to be used. [from 16th c.]
  3. To demonstrate that debits and credits are in balance