Translation of "balance" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

balance

noun (EQUAL) 相等 uk us /ˈbæl.ənts/

[ S or U ] a state where things are of equal weight or force; equilibrium

平衡
The toddler wobbled and lost his balance (= started to fall sideways). 那个刚学步的小孩摇摇晃晃,几下就失去了平衡。
She had to hold onto the railings to keep her balance (= to stop herself from falling). 她得扶住围栏才能保持平衡。
New tax measures are designed to redress the balance (= make the situation more equal) between rich and poor. 新的税收措施旨在通过再次分配使贫富差距趋于合理。
We must strike a balance between reckless spending and penny-pinching (= try to have something between these two things). 我们必须花费有度,既不能肆意挥霍,也不要一毛不拔。

[ U ] The balance on a piece of electronic equipment for playing music is the particular mixture of different sounds, or the device which controls this.

(乐音的)平衡,安排与调整;(乐器)平衡器
on balance

after thinking about all the different facts or opinions

总的说来
I would say that, on balance, it hasn't been a bad year. 总的说来,我觉得今年还不错。

(Translation of “balance noun (EQUAL)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)