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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 平差; 平衡

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 結餘 平衡

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bal·ance v. t. [imp. & p. p. Balanced p. pr. & vb. n. Balancing ]
 1. To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance.
 2. To support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling; as, to balance a plate on the end of a cane; to balance one's self on a tight rope.
 3. To equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize.
    One expression . . . must check and balance another.   --Kent.
 4. To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.
    Balance the good and evil of things.   --L'Estrange.
 5. To settle and adjust, as an account; to make two accounts equal by paying the difference between them.
    I am very well satisfied that it is not in my power to balance accounts with my Maker.   --Addison.
 6. To make the sums of the debits and credits of an account equal; -- said of an item; as, this payment, or credit, balances the account.
 7. To arrange accounts in such a way that the sum total of the debits is equal to the sum total of the credits; as, to balance a set of books.
 8. Dancing To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners.
 9. Naut. To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail.
 Balanced valve. See Balance valve, under Balance, n.
 Syn: -- To poise; weigh; adjust; counteract; neutralize; equalize.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : getting two things to correspond; "the reconciliation of his
          checkbook and the bank statement" [syn: reconciliation]