Definition of mass balance in English:

mass balance


  • 1Aeronautics. A state in which inertial coupling between the angular movement of a control surface and other degrees of freedom of an aircraft is eliminated, so avoiding flutter of the surface.

  • 2The change in mass occurring in an object, system, or component of a system over a particular period of time.


1930s. From mass + balance. Compare slightly earlier mass-balance.


mass balance

/ˈmas ˌbaləns/