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# Balance vs. Order

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Balancenoun

(uncountable) A state in which opposing forces harmonise; equilibrium.

Ordernoun

(countable) Arrangement, disposition, or sequence.

Balancenoun

(uncountable) Mental equilibrium; mental health; calmness, a state of remaining clear-headed and unperturbed.

Ordernoun

(countable) A position in an arrangement, disposition, or sequence.

Balancenoun

Something of equal weight used to provide equilibrium; counterweight.

‘These weights are used as a balance for the overhanging verandah.’; ‘Blair thought he could provide a useful balance to Bush's policies.’;

Ordernoun

(uncountable) The state of being well arranged.

‘The house is in order; the machinery is out of order.’;

Balancenoun

A pair of scales.

Ordernoun

(countable) Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.

‘to preserve order in a community or an assembly’;

Balancenoun

(uncountable) Awareness of both viewpoints or matters; neutrality; rationality; objectivity.

Ordernoun

(countable) A command.

Balancenoun

(uncountable) The overall result of conflicting forces, opinions etc.; the influence which ultimately "weighs" more than others.

‘The balance of power finally lay with the Royalist forces.’; ‘I think the balance of opinion is that we should get out while we're ahead.’;

Ordernoun

(countable) A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.

Balancenoun

(uncountable) Apparent harmony in art (between differing colours, sounds, etc.).

Ordernoun

(countable) A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles

‘St. Ignatius Loyola founded the Jesuit order in 1537.’;

Balancenoun

(accounting) A list accounting for the debits on one side, and for the credits on the other.

Ordernoun

(countable) An association of knights

‘the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.’;

Balancenoun

(accounting) The result of such a procedure; the difference between credit and debit of an account.

‘I just need to nip to a bank and check my balance.’;

Ordernoun

any group of people with common interests.

Balancenoun

(watchmaking) A device used to regulate the speed of a watch, clock etc.

Ordernoun

(countable) A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity.

Balancenoun

The remainder.

‘The balance of the agreement remains in effect.’; ‘The invoice said he had only paid \$50. The balance was \$220.’;

Ordernoun

A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.

‘Magnolias belong to the order Magnoliales.’;

Balancenoun

Libra.

Ordernoun

A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a distinct character, kind, or sort.

‘the higher or lower orders of society’; ‘talent of a high order’;

Balanceverb

(transitive) To bring (items) to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights.

Ordernoun

An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural.

‘to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry’;

Balanceverb

To make (concepts) agree.

Ordernoun

(architecture) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.

Balanceverb

(transitive) To hold (an object or objects) precariously; to support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling.

‘I balanced my mug of coffee on my knee.’; ‘The circus performer balances a plate on the end of a baton.’;

Ordernoun

(cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.

Balanceverb

(transitive) To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.

Ordernoun

(electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.

‘a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter.’;

Balanceverb

To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally.

‘to balance partners’;

Ordernoun

(chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.

Balanceverb

(nautical) To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass.

‘to balance the boom mainsail’;

Ordernoun

(set theory) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set, group, or other structure regardable as a set.

Balanceverb

(transitive) To make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond.

‘This final payment, or credit, balances the account.’; ‘to balance a set of books’;

Ordernoun

For given group G and element g ∈ G, the smallest positive natural number n, if it exists, such that (using multiplicative notation), gn = e, where e is the identity element of G; if no such number exists, the element is said to be of infinite order (or sometimes zero order).

Balanceverb

(intransitive) To be in equilibrium.

Ordernoun

(graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.

Balanceverb

(intransitive) To have matching credits and debits.

Ordernoun

(order theory) A partially ordered set.

Balancenoun

An apparatus for weighing.

Ordernoun

(order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it is, in fact, a partially ordered set.

Balancenoun

Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate.

‘A fair balance of the advantages on either side.’;

Ordernoun

(algebra) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.

‘A quadratic polynomial, $a x^2 + b x +c,$ is said to be of order (or degree) 2.’;

Balancenoun

Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales.

Orderverb

(transitive) To set in some sort of order.

Balancenoun

‘And hung a bottle on each sideTo make his balance true.’; ‘The order and balance of the country were destroyed.’; ‘English workmen completely lose their balance.’;

Orderverb

(transitive) To arrange, set in proper order.

Balancenoun

An equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one's accounts to a balance; - also, the excess on either side; as, the balance of an account.

‘I still think the balance of probabilities leans towards the account given in the text.’;

Orderverb

(transitive) To issue a command to.

‘to order troops to advance’; ‘He ordered me to leave.’;

Balancenoun

A balance wheel, as of a watch, or clock. See Balance wheel (in the Vocabulary).

Orderverb

(transitive) To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.

‘to order groceries’;

Balancenoun

The constellation Libra.

Orderverb

To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.

Balancenoun

A movement in dancing. See Balance, v. t., 8.

Ordernoun

Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system

‘The side chambers were . . . thirty in order.’; ‘Bright-harnessed angels sit in order serviceable.’; ‘Good order is the foundation of all good things.’;

Balanceverb

To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance.

Ordernoun

Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.

Balanceverb

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.

Ordernoun

The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.

‘And, pregnant with his grander thought,Brought the old order into doubt.’;

Balanceverb

To equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize.

‘One expression . . . must check and balance another.’;

Ordernoun

Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.

Balanceverb

To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.

‘Balance the good and evil of things.’;

Ordernoun

That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.

‘The church hath authority to establish that for an order at one time which at another time it may abolish.’;

Balanceverb

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.’;

Ordernoun

A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.

‘Upon this new fright, an order was made by both houses for disarming all the papists in England.’;

Balanceverb

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.

Ordernoun

Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like; as, orders for blankets are large.

‘In those days were pit orders - beshrew the uncomfortable manager who abolished them.’;

Balanceverb

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.

Ordernoun

A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or division of men in the same social or other position; also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher or lower orders of society; talent of a high order.

‘They are in equal order to their several ends.’; ‘Various orders various ensigns bear.’; ‘Which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime.’;

Balanceverb

To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners.

Ordernoun

A body of persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as, the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.

‘Find a barefoot brother out,One of our order, to associate me.’; ‘The venerable order of the Knights Templars.’;

Balanceverb

To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail.

Ordernoun

An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; - often used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.

Balanceverb

To have equal weight on each side; to be in equipoise; as, the scales balance.

Ordernoun

The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.

Balanceverb

To fluctuate between motives which appear of equal force; to waver; to hesitate.

‘He would not balance or err in the determination of his choice.’;

Ordernoun

An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.

Balanceverb

To move toward a person or couple, and then back.

Ordernoun

The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.

Balancenoun

a state of equilibrium

Ordernoun

Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.

‘Whiles I take order for mine own affairs.’;

Balancenoun

a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity

Orderverb

To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.

‘To him that ordereth his conversation aright.’; ‘Warriors old with ordered spear and shield.’;

Balancenoun

equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

Orderverb

To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.

Balancenoun

harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design);

‘in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance’;

Orderverb

To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.

Balancenoun

equality of distribution

Orderverb

To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.

‘These ordered folk be especially titled to God.’; ‘Persons presented to be ordered deacons.’;

Balancenoun

something left after other parts have been taken away;

‘there was no remainder’; ‘he threw away the rest’; ‘he took what he wanted and I got the balance’;

Orderverb

To give orders; to issue commands.

Balancenoun

the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

Ordernoun

(often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed;

‘the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London’;

Balancenoun

(astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Libra

Ordernoun

a degree in a continuum of size or quantity;

‘it was on the order of a mile’; ‘an explosion of a low order of magnitude’;

Balancenoun

the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22

Ordernoun

established customary state (especially of society);

‘order ruled in the streets’; ‘law and order’;

Balancenoun

(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

Ordernoun

logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements;

‘we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation’;

Balancenoun

an equivalent counterbalancing weight

Ordernoun

a condition of regular or proper arrangement;

‘he put his desk in order’; ‘the machine is now in working order’;

Balancenoun

a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat

Ordernoun

a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge);

‘a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there’;

Balanceverb

bring into balance or equilibrium;

‘She has to balance work and her domestic duties’; ‘balance the two weights’;

Ordernoun

a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities;

‘IBM received an order for a hundred computers’;

Balanceverb

compute credits and debits of an account

Ordernoun

a formal association of people with similar interests;

‘he joined a golf club’; ‘they formed a small lunch society’; ‘men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today’;

Balanceverb

hold or carry in equilibrium

Ordernoun

a body of rules followed by an assembly

Balanceverb

be in equilibrium;

‘He was balancing on one foot’;

Ordernoun

(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy;

‘theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate order’;

Ordernoun

a group of person living under a religious rule;

‘the order of Saint Benedict’;

Ordernoun

(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families

Ordernoun

a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.);

‘I gave the waiter my order’;

Ordernoun

(architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans

Ordernoun

putting in order;

‘there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list’;

Orderverb

give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority;

‘I said to him to go home’; ‘She ordered him to do the shopping’; ‘The mother told the child to get dressed’;

Orderverb

make a request for something;

‘Order me some flowers’; ‘order a work stoppage’;

Orderverb

issue commands or orders for

Orderverb

bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations;

‘We cannot regulate the way people dress’; ‘This town likes to regulate’;

Orderverb

bring order to or into;

‘Order these files’;

Orderverb

place in a certain order;

‘order these files’;

Orderverb

appoint to a clerical posts;

‘he was ordained in the Church’;

Orderverb

arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.;

‘arrange my schedule’; ‘set up one's life’; ‘I put these memories with those of bygone times’;

Orderverb

assign a rank or rating to;

‘how would you rank these students?’; ‘The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide’;

Ordernoun

the arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method

‘I filed the cards in alphabetical order’;

Ordernoun

a state in which everything is in its correct or appropriate place

‘she tried to put her shattered thoughts into some semblance of order’;

Ordernoun

a state in which the laws and rules regulating public behaviour are observed and authority is obeyed

‘the army was deployed to keep order’;

Ordernoun

the prescribed or established procedure followed by a meeting, legislative assembly, debate, or court of law

‘the meeting was called to order’;

Ordernoun

a stated form of liturgical service, or of administration of a rite, prescribed by ecclesiastical authority.

Ordernoun

an authoritative command or instruction

‘he was not going to take orders from a mere administrator’; ‘the skipper gave the order to abandon ship’;

Ordernoun

a verbal or written request for something to be made, supplied, or served

‘the firm has won an order for six tankers’;

Ordernoun

a thing made, supplied, or served as a result of an order

‘he would deliver special orders for the Sunday dinner’;

Ordernoun

a written direction of a court or judge

‘she was admitted to hospital under a guardianship order’;

Ordernoun

a written direction to pay money or deliver property.

Ordernoun

a particular social, political, or economic system

‘they were dedicated to overthrowing the established order’;

Ordernoun

a social class

‘the upper social orders’;

Ordernoun

a rank in the Christian ministry, especially that of bishop, priest, or deacon.

Ordernoun

the rank of a member of the clergy or an ordained minister of the Church

‘he took priest's orders’;

Ordernoun

any of the nine grades of angelic beings in the celestial hierarchy as formulated by Pseudo-Dionysius.

Ordernoun

a society of monks, nuns, or friars living under the same religious, moral, and social regulations and discipline

‘the Franciscan Order’;

Ordernoun

a society of knights bound by a common rule of life and having a combined military and monastic character

‘the Templars were also known as the Order of Christ’;

Ordernoun

an institution founded by a monarch along the lines of a medieval crusading monastic order for the purpose of honouring meritorious conduct.

Ordernoun

the insignia worn by members of an order of honour or merit.

Ordernoun

a Masonic or similar fraternity.

Ordernoun

the quality or nature of something

‘poetry of the highest order’;

Ordernoun

the overall state or condition of something

‘the house had only just been vacated and was in good order’;

Ordernoun

a principal taxonomic category that ranks below class and above family

‘the higher orders of insects’;

Ordernoun

any of the five classical styles of architecture (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite) based on the proportions of columns and the style of their decoration.

Ordernoun

any style of architecture subject to uniform established proportions.

Ordernoun

equipment or uniform for a specified purpose or of a specified type

‘the platoon changed from drill order into PT kit’;

Ordernoun

the position in which a rifle is held after ordering arms.

Ordernoun

the degree of complexity of an equation, expression, etc., as denoted by an ordinal number.

Ordernoun

the number of differentiations required to reach the highest derivative in a differential equation.

Ordernoun

the number of elements in a finite group.

Ordernoun

the number of rows or columns in a square matrix.

Orderverb

give an authoritative instruction to do something

‘the judge ordered a retrial’; ‘she ordered me to leave’; ‘‘Stop frowning,’ he ordered’; ‘he ordered that the ship be abandoned’;

Orderverb

continually tell someone to do things in an overbearing way

Orderverb

command (something) to be done or (someone) to be treated in a particular way

‘he ordered the anchor dropped’;

Orderverb

request (something) to be made, supplied, or served

‘my mate ordered the tickets last week’; ‘I asked the security guard to order me a taxi’; ‘are you ready to order, sir?’;

Orderverb

arrange (something) in a methodical way

‘her normally well-ordered life’; ‘all entries are ordered by date’;