Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “balance of power”

See all translations

balance of power

noun [C usually sing]  /ˈbæl·əns əv ˈpaʊ·ər/ us  
politics & government a situation in which no country is powerful enough to control the others
Translations of “balance of power”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指政治)力量均衡…
in Russian равновесие сил…
in Turkish güçler dengesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指政治)力量均衡…
in Polish równowaga sił…
(Definition of balance of power from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of balance of power?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “balance of power” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More