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1(of a system) capable of achieving equilibrium or equality of its elements by processes inherent within it:‘society is postulated as a self-balancing system based on consensus’
- ‘Multi-player games tend to be self-balancing to a degree - if one player is winning then the other players will shift their attentions to this leader to pull him or her back.’
- ‘Any comprehensive, self-contained, self-balancing system has so many possible interactions that it is difficult to fully describe them.’
- ‘It has convincingly been argued that Bismarck destroyed the open self-balancing Vienna system by his obsessional creation of tight alliances to protect the newly unified Germany.’
- 1.1 (of an account record) having the debit side equal to the credit side.
[mass noun] The process by which a system achieves and maintains a steady state by internal forces:‘the way our hormones change over our lives should be a natural process of self-balancing’
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