balance of power
balance of power definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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 definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Distribution of power in which no single nation is able to dominate or interfere with others.
balance of power - Cultural Definition
A state of peace that results when rival nations are equally powerful and therefore have no good reason to wage war.