Translation of balance in Spanish:


balanza, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈbæləns//ˈbal(ə)ns/


  • 1

    balanza feminine
    to be / hang in the balance (uncertain, undecided) 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

    • 2.1(physical)

      equilibrio masculine
      to 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 masculine
      the 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.

    • 2.4Audio

      balance masculine
      • 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

    contrapeso masculine
    balance to sth contrapeso a algo
  • 4

    • 4.1(in accounting)

      balance masculine
      closing 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.

    • 4.2

      saldo masculine
      before noun credit balance saldo acreedor

    • 4.3

      (difference, remainder) resto masculine
      (of sum of money) saldo masculine
      balance 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.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (load) equilibrar
    (object) mantener en equilibrio
    (object) sostener en equilibrio
    he put out his arms to balance himself extendió los brazos para no perder el equilibrio
  • 2

    Motor vehicles
    (wheel) equilibrar
    (wheel) balancear Latin America
  • 3

    servir de contrapeso a
  • 4

    (weigh up)
    to balance sth against sth
    • you have to balance the risks against the likely profit tienes que sopesar los riesgos y los posibles beneficios
  • 5

    (account) hacer el balance de
    to balance the books hacer cuadrar las cuentas
    • to balance one's budget ajustar el presupuesto

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (hold position)
    mantener el equilibrio
  • 2

    (account) cuadrar