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British English: /ˈbal(ə)ns/
American English: /ˈbæləns/

Translation of balance in Italian:


  • 1 (stable position)
    equilibrio (masculine) (between tra) (also figurative)
    to lose one's balance to keep one's balance to knock somebody off balance
    fare perdere l'equilibrio a qualcuno
    to catch somebody off balance [figurative]
    cogliere qualcuno alla sprovvista
    to throw somebody off balance [figurative]
    fare perdere l'equilibrio a qualcuno
    ecological, racial balance
    equilibrio ecologico, razziale
    to achieve a balance to upset the balance
    sconvolgere o rompere l'equilibrio
    to bring something into balance
    equilibrare qualcosa
    the right balance
    il giusto equilibrio
    the balance of nature
    l'equilibrio biologico
    the balance of somebody's mind
    l'equilibrio mentale di qualcuno
    while the balance of his mind was disturbed
    mentre il suo equilibrio mentale era sconvolto
    the balance of interests (Politics)
    l'equilibrio degli interessi
    the balance of power
    l'equilibrio dei poteri o delle forze
    to hold the balance of power
    avere il potere decisionale o essere l'ago della bilancia
  • 2 (scales)
    bilancia (feminine) (also figurative)
    to be o hang in the balance [figurative]
    essere in bilico o incerto o in sospeso
    on balance
    tutto considerato o tutto sommato o a conti fatti
    on balance it has been a good year
    tutto considerato è stato un anno positivo
  • 5 (Astrology)the Balance
    la Bilancia

transitive verb

  • 1 [figurative] (compensate for)
    also: balance out
    the losses are balanced by the profits
    le perdite sono bilanciate dai profitti
    to balance each other (out)
    bilanciarsi, equilibrarsi
  • 2 (counterbalance)
    bilanciare, controbilanciare (weights, design, elements)
    you need something to balance the picture on that side
    ti serve qualcosa per controbilanciare il quadro da quella parte

intransitive verb

  • 2 [figurative]
    also: balance out
    (benefits, drawbacks)
    compensarsi, bilanciarsi
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