Definition of microbalance in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmīkrōbaləns/ /ˈmaɪkroʊbæləns/


  • A balance for weighing masses of a fraction of a gram.

    ‘Fresh flower mass was obtained using a microbalance.’
    • ‘The second 1 cm diameter disc cut from each leaf was weighed immediately on an electronic microbalance to the nearest 0.1 mg.’
    • ‘The flies used in the metabolic rate study were later weighed to the nearest microgram on a microbalance.’
    • ‘The mass concentration by tapered elemental oscillating microbalance was on average slightly lower than mass concentration measured by filter, but there was good agreement.’
    • ‘Particulate mass was recorded using the tapered-element oscillating microbalance method.’