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balance

noun [C] (WEIGHING MACHINE)    /ˈbæl.əns/
a device used for weighing things, consisting of two dishes hanging on a bar that shows when the contents of both dishes weigh the sameWeighing, measuring and counting devices
(Definition of balance noun (WEIGHING MACHINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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