Translation of "balance" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (EQUAL) 相等 uk us /ˈbæl.ənts/

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

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 which controls this.

on balance

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。

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