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Definition of "balance of power" [balance of power]

  • Distribution of power in which no single nation is able to dominate or interfere with others. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "balance of power" in a sentence
  • "AT the beginning of the summer, the naval balance of power had been this: the English had a substantial fleet in the West Indies under Admirals George Rodney and Samuel Hood and a squadron of eight ships under Admirals Marriot Arbuthnot and Thomas Graves guarding New York."
  • "“Maybe the mon­sters have the balance of power now.”"
  • "To that point, the reloaded Red Sox had swung the balance of power in their favor with the off-season acquisitions of starting pitcher Curt Schilling and bullpen closer Keith Foulke."
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