balance of powerbalance of power
- a distribution of military and economic power among nations that is sufficiently even to keep any one of them from being too strong or dangerous
- the power of a minority to give control to a larger group by allying with it
balance of power
Distribution of power in which no single nation is able to dominate or interfere with others.
(usually uncountable, plural balances of power)
- (politics, government) A situation of equilibrium in which no country is powerful enough to control, or threaten the interests of, the others.