balance wheel


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balance wheel

[′bal·əns ‚wēl]
(mechanical engineering)
A wheel which governs or stabilizes the movement of a mechanism.
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October 19, 2015: The Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) bans smart balance wheels in all the shopping malls in Dubai.
For 4 centuries the standard of portable timepieces had been the balance wheel, and then in 1960 Bulova Watch Company developed a vibrating tuning fork, the invention of Swiss engineer Max Hetzel.
It thus made a perfect balance wheel to "manly emotion," which consisted of powerful and urgent passions.
Consumers appear to have a self-regulating economic balance wheel implanted somewhere between their minds and their checkbooks that maintains their transportation expenditures in balance within their total personal expenditures.
At various times in our nation's history, the clockworks have been judged out of synch, and governmental power has been expanded or contracted to recalibrate the national balance wheel.
On removing an inner cover to reveal the working portion I find that on a plate near the balance wheel is an inscription R Wright & Co Coventry.
Education is a great equalizer of the condition of men, the balance wheel of the social machinery.
His common sense and humor provided a balance wheel of sanity for all the bluster and bickering.
In the heat of all this, a great balance wheel, Americans at large, restored order through wait-and-see warnings, even while they devoured every tidbit available about sluttiness, sleaze and public slime.
is the great equalizer of the conditions of men - the balance wheel of the social machinery .
They are the great equalizers, the balance wheel of the corporate machinery," said Whalen.