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Balance vs. Parity

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Balancenoun

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

Paritynoun

(uncountable) Equality; comparability of strength or intensity.

Balancenoun

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

Paritynoun

Senses related to classification into two sets.

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.’;

Paritynoun

A set with the property of having all of its elements belonging to one of two disjoint subsets, especially a set of integers split in subsets of even and odd elements.

‘Parity is always preserved in such operations.’;

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Balancenoun

A pair of scales.

Paritynoun

The classification of an element of a set with parity into one of the two sets.

‘The particles' parities can switch at random.’;

Balancenoun

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

Paritynoun

(computing) The count of one bits in a value, reduced to even or odd or zero or one.

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.’;

Paritynoun

Symmetry of interactions under spatial inversion.

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Balancenoun

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

Paritynoun

In reversi, the last move within a given sector of the board.

Balancenoun

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

Paritynoun

Resemblance; analogy.

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.’;

Paritynoun

The number of delivered pregnancies reaching viable gestational age, usually between 20-28 weeks

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Balancenoun

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

Paritynoun

The number of times a sow has farrowed.

Balancenoun

The remainder.

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

Paritynoun

The quality or condition of being equal or equivalent; a like state or degree; equality; equivalence; close correspondence; analogy; as, parity of reasoning.

‘Equality of length and parity of numeration.’;

Balancenoun

Libra.

Paritynoun

Equivalence in value to the currency of another country.

Balanceverb

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

Paritynoun

A property assigned to elementary particles, conceptualized as a form of symmetry, representing the fact that no fundamental distinctions can be observed between right-handed and left-handed systems of particles in their interactions, and supported by the typical observation that the total parity of a system is unchanged as particles are created or annihilated; however, certain interactions involving the weak force have been shown to violate the principle of conservation of parity.

Balanceverb

To make (concepts) agree.

Paritynoun

A property of the wave function of a system, which takes the value of +1 or -1, indicating whether the value of the wave function changes sign if each of the variables of the system is replaced by its negative.

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.’;

Paritynoun

The condition of having borne a child or children, alive or dead.

Balanceverb

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

Paritynoun

The property of being even or odd; as, 3 has odd parity, but 6 has even parity.

Balanceverb

To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally.

‘to balance partners’;

Paritynoun

The property of having an even or odd number of bits set to the value of 1 (as opposed to 0); - applied to bytes or larger groups of bits in a data structure. It is used mostly in the process of parity checking. The parity of a data structure can be changed by changing the value of the parity bit.

Balanceverb

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

‘to balance the boom mainsail’;

Paritynoun

(obstetrics) the number of live-born children a woman has delivered;

‘the parity of the mother must be considered’; ‘a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children’;

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’;

Paritynoun

(mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity

Balanceverb

(intransitive) To be in equilibrium.

Paritynoun

(computer science) abit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error

Balanceverb

(intransitive) To have matching credits and debits.

Paritynoun

(physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system

Balancenoun

An apparatus for weighing.

Paritynoun

functional equality

Balancenoun

Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate.

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

Balancenoun

Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales.

Balancenoun

The state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness.

‘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.’;

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.’;

Balancenoun

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

Balancenoun

The constellation Libra.

Balancenoun

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

Balanceverb

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

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.

Balanceverb

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

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

Balanceverb

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

‘Balance the good and evil of things.’;

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.’;

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.

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.

Balanceverb

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

Balanceverb

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

Balanceverb

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

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.’;

Balanceverb

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

Balancenoun

a state of equilibrium

Balancenoun

a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity

Balancenoun

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

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’;

Balancenoun

equality of distribution

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’;

Balancenoun

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

Balancenoun

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

Balancenoun

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

Balancenoun

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

Balancenoun

an equivalent counterbalancing weight

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

Balanceverb

bring into balance or equilibrium;

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

Balanceverb

compute credits and debits of an account

Balanceverb

hold or carry in equilibrium

Balanceverb

be in equilibrium;

‘He was balancing on one foot’;

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