Meaning of Ballasts

English: Ballasts
Bangla: নুড়ি, ব্যাল্যাস্ট, রেলপথের নুড়ি, ভার, বোঝা
Hindi: गिट्टी, रोड़ी
Type: Noun / বিশেষ্য / संज्ञा

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Definition: 1

Nautical. any heavy material carried temporarily or permanently in a vessel to provide desired draft and stability.

Definition: 2

Aeronautics. something heavy, as bags of sand, placed in the car of a balloon for control of altitude and, less often, of attitude, or placed in an aircraft to control the position of the center of gravity.

Definition: 3

anything that gives mental, moral, or political stability or steadiness: the ballast of a steady income.

Definition: 4

gravel, broken stone, slag, etc., placed between and under the ties of a railroad to give stability, provide drainage, and distribute loads.

Definition: 5

Electricity. Also called ballast resistor. a device, often a resistor, that maintains the current in a circuit at a constant value by varying its resistance in order to counteract changes in voltage. a device that maintains the current through a fluorescent or mercury lamp at the desired constant value, sometimes also providing the necessary starting voltage and current.