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An example use of balance in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… as long as you balance that out and you …”
Balance means to be in equilibrium or to be of equal weight or force.
the word balance occurs in english on average 58.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that balance can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;