In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(apparatus)balanza feminineto be / hang in the balance — estar en el aire
- In 1669 he invented the Roberval balance which is now almost universally used for weighing scales of the balance type.
- Lower costs is the main issue that weighs the balance heavily in favour of India.
- The museum currently has thirty-eight complete chronometers and twenty-three chronometer balances.
- The vials were randomized within the growth cabinet and weighed on an analytical balance at 1-2 h intervals.
- He uses the balance scale in the decision aid as a starting point to focus discussion.
- But the amounts had to be cut to the size of the transaction and weighed out with balance scales.
- The weighbridge itself was an Avery platform scales with a graduated sliding bar balance which indicated the weight on the platform.
- Coins are split into groups that are weighed against each other on a balance scale.
- Indeed, whatever stands in dispute and needs a ruling the pointer of the balance will determine.
- Thus, to weigh a bird, a pan balance fitted with a perch was placed in the cage.
- If you are interested in purchasing a balance, I can recommend one made by Lyman for weighing gunpowder and bullets.
- The atomic weight of an element - the quantity chemists could weigh with scales and balances - depends on the number of protons and neutrons, which have virtually equal masses.
- The transpiration was recorded from the weight change of the whole apparatus sitting on a balance.
- Some children depicted even weighing balances in the stalls and gave the merchants a traditional attire for an added touch of originality.
- I've been using the kitchen balance scale and must have miscounted the total of the little brass weights.
- The advantage of the watt balance, or counting atoms, is that any country can recreate them, Mohr argues.
- This is because chemical beam balances are eagerly sought by collectors of scientific instruments.
- By application of substitution weighing some systematic errors of the beam balance are omitted.
- I weighed in the balances what drinking had gained me versus what it had cost me.
- At the entrance stand the king, his wife, sons and courtiers weighing a young prince in a balance against gems and precious metals.
- At the level of popular feeling, and not just in the Muslim world, a countervailing balance is taking shape.
- It's a pity, though, that she didn't inject just a whisker of balance in the course of 3,000 doom-laden words.
- Disparate methods for defining force and torque balances and for calculating the mass balance of receptors therefore result.
- If the coaches are stubborn enough to force a balance, the offense again will be one of the NFL's best.
- It is essential that the balance between the weight of your sinker and the line you are using is such that you can constantly feel your sinker tapping the bottom.
- The three-way balance between centrifugal force, Coriolos force, and the pressure-gradient force is called the gradient flow.
- The fractional ejection reflects a balance of forces between the inside and outside of the capsid.
- Once the load of the upper crust is removed from the lower crust, the balance of forces that act on the plate causes uplift of the high mountain.
- The total membrane area is a sensitive diagnosis for the force balance within the membrane.
- We also obtain detailed measurements of the balance of forces involved in detaching an adhering bead with a flow.
- A proper balance of the two forces is necessary to achieve sustained prosperity.
- That meant it was a bit of a guess for the balance on new tyres, but our car always goes well over one lap and I tried my best.
- Allow centrifugal force to provide balance while both skates tip onto their left edges in the turn.
2.1(physical)equilibrio masculineto keep/lose one's balance — mantener/perder el equilibrio
- the blow caught him off balance — el golpe lo agarró
- to throw sb off balance — (topple) hacer que algn pierda el equilibrio
- This weight balance is easier to achieve with a RWD car.
- If your bridge elbow is locked, this is a sure sign of of poor balance and weight distribution.
- Judo, I have been told, is all about exploiting subtle changes in balance and weight distribution.
- I lost my balance and reached to steady myself on the only available surface - his chest.
- This is kept as close as possible to the middle of the car for a good weight balance.
- Damia waved her arms frantically, almost losing her balance on her steady horse.
- By widening his stance, Jones has improved his balance, enabling him to be less jumpy and more selective.
- The suspension system has been upgraded and the hybrid engine moved back to achieve better front-to-rear weight balance.
- She shoved him back, but the space between the walls was not much bigger than the two of them, and he merely reached a hand back to steady his balance.
- Suddenly the vision blurred as quick as it had appeared, and she had to brace herself against the door frame to steady her balance.
- Then, using all his might, pulled the weight up to his shoulders and sat on his legs, bearing the weight with perfect balance.
- His balance enables him to ride horses with his toes barely in the stirrup.
- If you can achieve a good posture at address then it becomes much easier to remain in balance throughout the swing.
- As he stepped back outside, Blair was there, laying a hand on the body to steady Jim's balance during the short walk to the shallow grave.
- Scioscia raves about Eckstein's balance, saying it enables him to throw with maximum velocity.
- The vertical semi-circular canals of the human ear are very large (unlike those of apes), to enable upright balance.
- I fell forward, but found my footing just in time and regained my balance by steadying myself up against a letter box.
- They allow him unusual balance, enabling him to overcome gravity and stay upright when he should be prone.
- Develop good balance and you'll remain a dynamo well into old age.
- His range of bats includes the ProSelect, ProElite and ProBlanco, which differ in balance and weight.
2.2(equilibrium)equilibrio masculinethe wheel is out of balance — la rueda está desbalanceada Latin America
- mental balance — equilibrio mental
- the balance of power — el equilibrio político / de poder
- the Liberals hold the balance of power — los Liberales son el partido bisagra
- to achieve/maintain a balance — lograr/mantener un equilibrio
- to redress the balance — restablecer el equilibrio
- to strike a balance — dar con el justo medio
- So if he sees staffers putting in lengthy hours at the office, he doesn't hesitate to take steps to make sure their home lives remain in balance.
- Reforms to the state, then, are not the product of those who preach reformist methods but of the balance of class forces in society.
- Religious certitude, for many fundamentalists, is the portal to cognitive balance and emotional stability.
- Strachan has worked hard to instill the right mental balance in his side.
- A man who had lost his mental balance was wandering without clothes.
- I think for my own sanity and emotional balance, that's the best tack I can take with it, really.
- The unification of Germany was his life's work, in which he was greatly assisted by his opponents' inability to analyse the balance of forces realistically.
- Students find that classes that meet every other week or so seem to strike the correct balance between isolation and overload.
- With the sudden highs and disturbing lows, especially in the fragile lives of young celebs, mental peace and balance is hard to maintain.
- To deprive humans of even one emotion would taint the stability of balance.
- We must, as goal setters and achievers, find the correct balance between reward for enterprise and sustainability.
- The strategic issue for a country's leadership is to decide what is the correct balance between guns and butter.
- Once a wound is obtained, healing depends on the ability to maintain bacterial balance.
- The method integrates the physical growth and emotional balance of children with intellectual capability.
- Select a material that will stay in balance with your garden.
- It seems to me that his mental balance was sometimes affected and that drink was not good for him.
- The earth's miraculously complex environment has remained in balance for thousands of years, allowing human beings to thrive.
- The boy is shocked at the old man's death and loses his mental balance.
- Imagine I am in my lab coat, focused on colour, bouquet, flavour and feel, balance and structure, being as empirical as possible.
- Another mysterious incident, which happened six months later, destroyed his mental balance completely.
- As long as the biochemical balance stays close to its normal range, the cell carries on perfectly well.
- Opposites and balance of course figure prominently in Taoism, friend of the yin yang and the five elements.
- Reasonable and accurate perceptions, therefore, are key to striking the correct balance between work and procrastination.
- That can be a difficult thing to do, requiring emotional balance, maturity, and analytic clarity - a huge effort.
- Acupuncture is known to stimulate endorphins, and so can reduce cravings and restore emotional balance.
- The question of whether English law strikes the correct balance between concerns of free speech and the protection of reputations may now be considered.
- Health is seen as a matter of balance, an ability to live in physical and mental harmony within a given environment.
- About that time, I recall having lost my mental balance somewhat.
- Certainly, no person in an unsound state of mind can be left on his own in the hope that the religious environs would help him regain his mental balance.
- What is the correct balance between avoiding discriminatory employment practices and giving good customer service and applying good old common sense?
- Whether the public perceives the benefits of having a greater gender balance remains uncertain.
- What is the correct balance between these competing factors?
- One can also say that a nuclear bomb wouldn't have changed the balance of forces against any possible enemy.
- He spends as much time as he can with them to maintain emotional balance.
- In other words, omega - 3 fats help to conserve brain energy and help us maintain mental balance.
- When your emotional balance stabilizes, you may think differently.
- When the abandoned child is feeling its pain and loss, the rest of the adult person is unable to find emotional balance.
- Such a dynamic balancing process does not assume the existence or practicality of achieving an optimal emotional balance.
- But those benefits can only be sustained when trade remains in rough balance.
- This is not a point I like to ponder too much, lest it tip the mental balance.
2.3(in artistic composition)equilibrio masculine
- Composition, balance, the skill of the draughtmanship, the function of the work and its emotive power are all integral.
- Myers has created a place where opposites meet and strike a natural, harmonious balance.
- This portrait visualized the sense of order and balance, by the organization of line, expression of the figure and his gesture.
- A fine example of balance and grace, Mercury is classically modernist in its proportions and implications.
- Raphael absorbed the classical qualities of harmony, clarity and balance which were always after associated with him.
- Had to alter the volume balance earlier, as the music - which is decent and atmospheric - is drowned out by the engine noise at the defaults.
- Parmentier offers us a level of detail and balance of voices not found on any other recordings.
- It was taped at the Royal Festival Hall on the 18th of September 1983 in immaculate sound and balance.
- With the best will in the world, no one in the audience seems remotely interested in the sound balance.
- The sound provided by CPO is open and detailed, with voices and piano in proper balance.
- I learned to listen for each voice, to achieve the proper balance among the voices in replication as well as in my own interpretation.
- Technically, it was an absolute blinder - lighting, sound balance, and music were all spot on.
- Many portions of Tchaikovsky's Fourth benefit from a lighter sound and more balance among sections.
- Which is understandable, but a touch of balance would make him sound a tad more professional and perhaps make it possible to listen to him without cringing.
- Dausgaard is a conductor with remarkable gifts and a fine ear for balance and quality of sound.
- The performance is a remarkable example of the maestro's eloquent stick technique and ear for instrumental balance.
- The recording offers a natural concert balance rather than a spot-lit vehicle for the soloist, an ideal match for Hough's selfless virtuosity.
- Thereafter he was internationally sought after and revered as a master of balance, style, and ensemble precision in opera.
- When setting up your speakers and audio system, the Speaker Wizard guides you through it and helps you adjust balance and fade controls.
- It's basically a copy of what's on the Italian bootleg with a bit of tweaking to even out the sound balance where they got it wrong.
- The main thing that strikes me is the perfect balance, or relief as Stokowski called it, between the orchestra and piano.
- The Nighthawk uses touchpad controls for power, volume and sound balance.
- Pires is best known as an outstanding Mozart interpreter, and she brings a very Mozartian sense of balance and nuance to her Beethoven.
- Surely this exquisite balance would have appealed to such a discerning composer.
- It's warmer than Boult, not as passionate as Barbirolli, and far more assured in its textural balance than Previn.
3(counterweight)contrapeso masculinebalance to sth — contrapeso a algo
4.1(in accounting)balance masculineclosing balance — balance final / de cierre
- balance carried down / forward — remanente a cuenta nueva
- on balance, the changes have been beneficial — a fin de cuentas, los cambios han resultado beneficiosos
- the balance of the evidence — las pruebas consideradas en su conjunto
- the balance of opinion — la opinión general
- Her reason for withholding the balance is quite simple, she is objecting to a rise in council tax of nearly 18% last year.
- But in the short term the premiums did allow him to clear the debit balance on the 88888 account at month-ends and other reporting dates.
- A spokesperson for Powergen confirmed today the bill was a result of a meter error and the balance owing on Mrs Wade's account was just 21.76.
- He added that the grant does nothing to deal with the £12m hole in schools' balances, triggered by a shortfall in last year's grant.
- It therefore set off without notice the credit balance in the current account against the sum due under the loan account.
- These funds of which you speak are credit balances in a bank account, are they?
- Tesco also offers new customers a discount rate of 4.9 per cent on balances transferred, for the first six months.
- Last transaction details including date, type of transport, fare deducted for that journey and remaining balance are displayed.
- Grant observed that the fund balance for the Association remains steady.
- In order to claim a loss on IRA investments, you must withdraw the entire balance from all your IRAs of the same type.
- This reflects the myth that the trust funds' balances represent an asset.
- The credit balance in your current account offsets your mortgage debt, reducing your interest bill even more.
- The first six policies in the list pay you a monthly benefit of a tenth of your balance throughout the course of your claim.
- It is unclear, however, if the listed entity has any resources to foot the bill as its last two filings to the American securities regulator showed cash balances of zero.
- No banking charges for normal transactions if balance remains above minimum deposit level.
- This service will provide an automated process of bookings of the client's local balances into one central location.
- The text will also give you a regular update on your balance.
- With holiday bills still clobbering your credit-card balances and income taxes coming up soon, who has the money to burn for an expensive spring break?
- Thus it necessarily follows that if the private sector moves into deficit, the sum of the other two balances must move in the same way.
- But if you don't maintain the minimum balance, watch out - you'll get soaked on fees.
4.2saldo masculinebefore noun credit balance — saldo acreedor
4.3masculine restomasculine saldobalance outstanding — saldo pendiente
- Soon everything from credit-card balances to auto loans was being repackaged.
- You must pay this fee even if you pay off your balance when your credit card bill arrives.
- Even so, the trade balance remained in surplus for several consecutive months.
- And they've already paid off several credit card balances.
- Other times when enough money is involved, they file suit to collect the unpaid balances.
- Of course, it's not clear if sports fans fear terrorism - or just an explosion of their credit-card balances.
- If the full amount of the mortgage is being lent on a fixed rate, the mortgageholder usually can't pay off some of the capital balance using a lump sum.
- That would explain the higher bankruptcy rate and larger credit-card balances observed in 1997.
- However, nothing can lead to poor credit quicker than the misuse of credit cards - several cards in one's name, huge unpaid balances, and late payments.
- When the corporate plan was terminated after four years, Plotkin paid tax on the unpaid loan balance with his income tax return.
- This optional life, accident, sickness and unemployment insurance pays off your balance if you die, or pays your monthly repayments if you can't work.
- Even if that entire amount were applied to the bill, paying off the balance would take 20 years.
- That means that your payments won't touch the new charges until your original balance transfer has been paid off.
- I juggled five credit cards in college and always paid the entire balance on time each month.
- With lawyers' fees plus the balance of the original bill, the total comes to almost $40,000!
- Please accept my donation of $1000.00 to be applied against the outstanding balance of your laser printer.
- If 3 percent interest were given on the unpaid balance, then sixty-four years would be necessary.
- When your clients are running late on their payments, it is unlikely that they will be able to retire the entire balance in one payment.
- The balance sheet of a retired couple with their rising bank deposit balances must be getting better while their son and daughter-in-law move deeper and deeper into debt.
- Miss paying off the balance by the due date and you could negate all of your hard work.
1(load) equilibrar(object) mantener en equilibrio(object) sostener en equilibriohe put out his arms to balance himself — extendió los brazos para no perder el equilibrio
2Motor vehicles(wheel) equilibrar(wheel) balancear Latin America
3(counteract)servir de contrapeso a
4(weigh up)sopesarto balance sth against sth
- you have to balance the risks against the likely profit — tienes que sopesar los riesgos y los posibles beneficios
5Finance(account) hacer el balance deto balance the books — hacer cuadrar las cuentas
- to balance one's budget — ajustar el presupuesto
1(hold position)mantener el equilibrio
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