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balance

 [bal´ans]
an instrument for weighing.
equilibrium (def. 1).
acid-base balance see acid-base balance.
analytical balance a balance used in the laboratory, sensitive to variations of the order of 0.05 to 0.1 mg.
fluid balance see fluid balance.
negative balance a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is greater than that ingested.
nitrogen balance see nitrogen balance.
positive balance a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is less than that ingested.
water balance fluid balance.
zero balance a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is exactly equal to that ingested; see equilibrium (def. 1).

positive balance

a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is less than that ingested.
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Scotland leads the way with a positive balance of 50%, followed by the North West of England at 49% with Wales the third highest of the nations and regions of the UK 45%.
A question about whether traders intend to place more orders with suppliers this month elicited a small positive balance after an unbroken run of minuses for the past year.
Thirty-one states had a positive balance of payments in FY 1999, while 19 states paid more in federal taxes than they received in spending.
These actions are expected to return the city to positive balance at the end of the current year, and fully provide for all foreseeable 1995 abatements.
In the latest survey a positive balance of 17% of firms reported increasing revenue, while a positive balance of 6% reported a rise in profits.
The North East is already the only region with a positive balance of trade in exports, but NECC is aiming to further enhance its reputation with the introduction of a regional co-ordinator to link North East businesses with overseas networks.
Wales outshone the rest of the UK by recording its third consecutive positive balance, up to 21% from 1% and 6% in the first two quarters of 2013.
The positive balance of 9 per cent was the highest since August 2007.
8 M (export FOB-import CIF), and a positive balance of BGN 99.
6 billion euros for the month - the largest positive balance since July 2002 and very nearly the highest on records going back to the 1980's.
For sales of parts and accessories there was a positive balance of 64 per cent, replacing minus 14 per cent in February.
The CBI said its latest distributive trades survey showed retailers suffered a "full year of pain" as a worse-than-expected balance of 44% of retailers said sales had fallen, cancelling out February's more positive balance of 25%.

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