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to compensate for the tara / offsetting the tara factor
Explanation: I am not sure about a proper translation but I am very sure about the meaning:
Tara weight of course is the weight of the packing, in this case the centrifugal tube mentioned in your example. In order to ascertain the net weight of the actual product (here the suspension), one needs to put an empty tube on the other side of the scale, to compensate for the weight of the filled tube on this side. The result is the offsetting of the tara factor: you get the net weight.
swisstell Italy Local time: 03:29 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 20
EdithK Switzerland Local time: 03:29 Works in field Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 89
8 hrs confidence:
to balance (out)
Explanation: this is south-german or austrian and means to balance something out.
like e.g. for a pair of scales. you put the goods to weigh on one side and the calibrated weights on the other side to ascertain the weight.