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  • noun Plural form of balance.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of balance.


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  • An MS Word 'all research sites' search of 'balances' gives examples of this as a plural only noun, and a website of the name. From the examples on this page there seems to be just this very old one: '"lots of metal objects such as balances, iron plates, handles ...”' Interactive Dig Sagalassos 2003 - Lower Agora Report 2.

    It appears to be a word that, though still probably well known from science education in schools, does not feature much in conversation and literature.

    August 27, 2011