American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Distribution of power in which no single nation is able to dominate or interfere with others.
- n. politics, government A situation of equilibrium in which no country is powerful enough to control, or threaten the interests of, the others.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Politics) such an adjustment of power among sovereign states that no one state is in a position to interfere with the independence of the others; international equilibrium; also, the ability (of a state or a third party within a state) to control the relations between sovereign states or between dominant parties in a state.
- n. an equilibrium of power between nations
“AT the beginning of the summer, the naval balance of power had been this: the English had a substantial fleet in the West Indies under Admirals George Rodney and Samuel Hood and a squadron of eight ships under Admirals Marriot Arbuthnot and Thomas Graves guarding New York.”
“He was as willing for a peace on honourable terms as any man, but a peace till the Protestant Succession was secured and the balance of power firmly settled, “would be fatal to peace at home.””
“Because consumers play along and value the brand so highly, the balance of power along the supply chain has shifted from the manufacturers to the brands and retailers who are sometimes but not always the same entity: at the Nike store, Nike is both brand and retailer, but if the Nike shoe is sold at Nordstrom’s, then they’re separate.”
“It was assumed that Americas overwhelming military might would suffice to meet the explicit goals of the war: restoring the status quo ante in Iraq and sufficiently degrading Iraqs military capacity to ensure a stable regional balance of power ex ante.”
““Maybe the monsters have the balance of power now.””
“1 When the elements of war are near, the balance of power may be upset by such a trifle as a fowl's breastbone, and things come "true because we believe them.”
“By the departure of the Lombards, and the ruin of the Gepidae, the balance of power was destroyed on the Danube; and the Avars spread their permanent dominion from the foot of the Alps to the sea-coast of the Euxine.”
“To that point, the reloaded Red Sox had swung the balance of power in their favor with the off-season acquisitions of starting pitcher Curt Schilling and bullpen closer Keith Foulke.”
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