Focus on the pronunciation of balance
English definition of “balance”
› [C, usually singular] BANKING the difference in the amount of money that has come into and gone out of a bank account in a particular period: Virtually all financial records - bank balances, mutual fund, and brokerage records - are held in electronic form. I checked my balance at the ATM. → See also adverse balance of trade, balance of trade, cash balance, closing balance, credit balance, compensating balance, debit balance, idle balance, opening balance, trial balance, unfavourable balance, unsold balance
› [C, usually singular] FINANCE the amount of money that you still owe after you have paid a part of the total amount: Cut your outstanding mortgage balance and your monthly repayments will also come down.
› [C] FINANCE the amount of money that you owe on a credit card account: He is one of millions of people who does not pay off his credit card balance every month. → See also balance transfer
› [S] the remaining part of an amount: We ordered 200 copies; 50 to be delivered now and the balance next month.
› [S or U] the state where things exist in equal amounts or are of equal importance: They are looking for a better balance between internet security and ease of use. You need to find a balance between the demands of work and those of your home life. → See also competitive balance, work-life balance