beam balance

  1. a balance consisting of a lever with two equal arms and a pan suspended from each arm
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How To Use beam balance In A Sentence

  • A triple-beam balance gets its name because it has three beams that allow you to move known masses along the beam.
  • This is because chemical beam balances are eagerly sought by collectors of scientific instruments.
  • BALANCE (derived through the Fr. from the Late Lat. _bilantia_, an apparatus for weighing, from _bi_, two, and _lanx_, a dish or scale), a term originally used for the ordinary beam balance or weighing machine with two scale pans, but extended to include (with or without adjectival qualification) other apparatus for measuring and comparing weights and forces. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"
  • Also, I can remember the beam balance with its brass pans, agate fulcrum and box of weights.
  • By application of substitution weighing some systematic errors of the beam balance are omitted.
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