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uk /ˈbæl.əns/ us /ˈbæl.əns/

balance noun (EQUAL STATE)

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). 那個剛學走路的小孩搖搖晃晃的,走了幾步就失去平衡。
She had to hold onto the railings to keep her balance (= to stop herself from falling). 她必須扶著圍欄才能保持平衡。
New tax measures are designed to redress the balance (= make the situation more equal) between rich and poor. 新的稅收措施旨在透過重新分配,使貧富差距趨於合理。
We must strike a balance between reckless spending and penny-pinching (= try to have something between these two things). 我們必須有限度地花費,既不能肆意揮霍,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 that controls this.

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. 大體說來,我認為今年還不錯。

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balance noun (WEIGHING MACHINE)

[ C ] US also balance scale a device used for weighing things, consisting of two dishes hanging on a bar that shows when the contents of both dishes weigh the same


balance noun (MONEY)

B2 [ C usually singular ] the amount of money you have in a bank account, or the amount of something that you have left after you have spent or used up the rest

Once we know how much money we'll need, let's spend the balance (= the amount left). 我們一旦知道了將會需要多少錢,就把剩下的錢花掉吧。
The company's success is reflected in its healthy bank balance. 該公司良好的銀行結存情況反映出它經營成功。



uk /ˈbæl.əns/ us /ˈbæl.əns/

B2 [ I or T ] to be in a position where you will stand without falling to either side, or to put something in this position

The flamingos balanced gracefully on one leg. 火烈鳥單腳獨立,優雅地保持著平衡。
She balanced a huge pot effortlessly on her head and walked down to the river. 她穩穩頂著一個大陶罐,輕鬆地走向河邊。

B2 [ T ] to give several things equal amounts of importance, time, or money so that a situation is successful

I struggle to balance work and family commitments. 我努力地在工作和家庭責任之間尋求平衡。

[ T ] to arrange a system that relates to money so that the amount of money spent is not more than the amount received

Stringent measures were introduced so that the government could balance its budget/the economy. 政府採取了緊縮銀根的政策,以期能平衡預算/使經濟保持平衡。
balance the books

to make certain that the amount of money spent is not more than the amount of money received

If the business loses any more money, we won't be able to balance the books this year. 如果企業繼續虧損,我們今年將難以達到收支平衡。

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