balanced translocation n.
Translocation of the long arm of an acrocentric chromosome to another chromosome, accompanied by loss of the small fragment containing the centromere.
- Balanced valve
a valve designed so that pressure-induced forces from the fluid being controlled oppose one another so that resistance to opening and closing the valve is negligible. Historical Examples This engine has a balanced valve and automatic cut-off, and is fitted with a reversing-gear for use on the road. A History of the Growth of the […]
- Balanced tree
balanced tree algorithm An optimisation of a tree which aims to keep equal numbers of items on each subtree of each node so as to minimise the maximum path from the root to any leaf node. As items are inserted and deleted, the tree is restructured to keep the nodes balanced and the search paths […]
a person or thing that balances. Entomology, halter2 . an acrobat, rope-dancer, or tumbler. Contemporary Examples Almost all Asian nations want America as the balancer and protector against an increasingly demanding Beijing. Obama’s Next Headache Leslie H. Gelb November 2, 2010 Historical Examples In the long run Honour, confound it, got a bit of a […]
- Balancing act
noun a circus act in which a performer displays his or her balancing ability a situation requiring careful balancing of opposing groups, views, or activities: a delicate balancing act between Greek and Turkish interests Contemporary Examples Like writing, kayaking is all a balancing act, a one-man show of force and skill. 3 Must Reads: ‘Kayak […]