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Main Entry: 1bal·ance
Pronunciation: primarystressbal-schwan(t)s
Function: noun
1 : an instrument used for measuring mass or weight
2 : a counterbalancing weight, force, or influence
3 : a vibrating wheel operating with a hairspring to regulate the mechanical motions of a timepiece
4 : a condition in which opposing forces are equal to each other
5 : equality between the totals of the two sides of an account
6 : an orderly and artistic arrangement of elements that is pleasing : HARMONY
7 a : something left over : REMAINDER b : the amount by which one side of an account is greater than the other <a balance of $10 on the credit side>
8 : mental and emotional steadiness
9 : the maintenance (as in a natural habitat) of a population in about the same condition and numbers

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