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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balance  \Bal"ance\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Balanced}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Balancing}  (?).]  [From  {Balance},  n.:  cf  F. 
  balancer.  ] 
  1.  To  bring  to  an  equipoise,  as  the  scales  of  a  balance  by 
  adjusting  the  weights;  to  weigh  in  a  balance. 
 
  2.  To  support  on  a  narrow  base,  so  as  to  keep  from  falling; 
  as  to  balance  a  plate  on  the  end  of  a  cane;  to  balance 
  one's  self  on  a  tight  rope. 
 
  3.  To  equal  in  number,  weight,  force,  or  proportion;  to 
  counterpoise,  counterbalance,  counteract,  or  neutralize. 
 
  One  expression  .  .  .  must  check  and  balance  another. 
  --Kent. 
 
  4.  To  compare  in  relative  force,  importance,  value,  etc.;  to 
  estimate. 
 
  Balance  the  good  and  evil  of  things  --L'Estrange. 
 
  5.  To  settle  and  adjust  as  an  account;  to  make  two  accounts 
  equal  by  paying  the  difference  between  them 
 
  I  am  very  well  satisfied  that  it  is  not  in  my  power 
  to  balance  accounts  with  my  Maker.  --Addison. 
 
  6.  To  make  the  sums  of  the  debits  and  credits  of  an  account 
  equal;  --  said  of  an  item;  as  this  payment,  or  credit, 
  balances  the  account. 
 
  7.  To  arrange  accounts  in  such  a  way  that  the  sum  total  of 
  the  debits  is  equal  to  the  sum  total  of  the  credits;  as 
  to  balance  a  set  of  books. 
 
  8.  (Dancing)  To  move  toward,  and  then  back  from 
  reciprocally;  as  to  balance  partners. 
 
  9.  (Naut.)  To  contract,  as  a  sail,  into  a  narrower  compass; 
  as  to  balance  the  boom  mainsail. 
 
  {Balanced  valve}.  See  {Balance  valve},  under  {Balance},  n. 
 
  Syn:  To  poise;  weigh;  adjust  counteract;  neutralize; 
  equalize. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  balancing 
  n  :  getting  two  things  to  correspond;  "the  reconciliation  of  his 
  checkbook  and  the  bank  statement"  [syn:  {reconciliation}] 




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