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balance

noun (EQUAL STATE)    /ˈbæl.əns/
B2 [S or U] a state where things are of equal weight or force: The toddler wobbled and lost his balance (= started to fall sideways). She had to hold onto the railings to keep her balance (= to stop herself from falling). New tax measures are designed to redress the balance (= make the situation more equal) between rich and poor. We must strike a balance between reckless spending and penny-pinching (= try to have something between these two things). → Synonym equilibriumBalance and imbalance [U] The balance on a piece of electronic equipment for playing music is the particular mixture of different sounds, or the device that controls this.Recording sounds and imagesAmplifiers, microphones and speakers on balance B2 after thinking about all the different facts or opinions: I would say that, on balance, it hasn't been a bad year.Balance and imbalance
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