Balance, The

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Balance, The,

English name for LibraLibra
[Lat.,=the scales], southern constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Virgo and Scorpius; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Sometimes depicted as a pair of scales, it is also known as the Balance.
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in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is contained.
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; also called The Scales.
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When the 1 kg mass is moved onto or off the balance, the pulley tilts because our control servo is imperfect.
Because vision operates slowly, when an older person loses balance, the visually guided postural reflexes do not react quickly enough to prevent a fall.
On balance, the dollar weakened appreciably against the Japanese yen over the intermeeting period in response to concerns about trade imbalances between the two countries and to official intervention during the period in support of the yen.
They generally concluded that, on balance, the evidence was consistent with a continuing though still sluggish recovery in economic activity and that the prospects remained favorable for a sustained expansion at a moderate pace over the next several quarters.
On balance, the dollar was little changed over the period in terms of the other G- 10 currencies, and at the time of this meeting it was at a level well above its lows of mid-February.