bal·​anced | \ ˈba-lən(t)st How to pronounce balanced (audio) \

Definition of balanced

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being in a state of balance : having different parts or elements properly or effectively arranged, proportioned, regulated, considered, etc. a balanced diet a balanced blend of ingredients balanced flavors a football team with a balanced offense providing a balanced solution a fair and balanced assessment trying to lead a more balanced life a balanced budget [=a budget in which total revenues equal or exceed total expenses]


Definition of balanced (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense and past participle of balance entry 1

Synonyms & Antonyms for balanced

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of balanced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Over the course of many runs, the energy budget will stay balanced. Katie Mccormick, Quanta Magazine, 16 May 2022 Attackman McCabe Millon sparked a balanced offense. Bill Wagner, Baltimore Sun, 14 May 2022 No one knows what to expect except for an attack-dog defense and a balanced offense. Greg Moore, The Arizona Republic, 5 May 2022 New Jersey, which used two quarterbacks throughout, used a balanced offense (five rushes, six passes) to drive 67 yards, punctuated with a Darius Victor 2-yard touchdown rush to take a 10-6 lead into the break. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 23 Apr. 2022 Paige Bueckers and Christyn Williams each scored 15 points to lead a balanced UConn offense in a 75-58 win over Indiana on Saturday in Bridgeport, Conn., to advance the Huskies into their 16th consecutive regional final. San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Mar. 2022 The Eagles, ranked fourth in the nation by MaxPreps, went 5-1 vs. teams ranked in the Top 40 in the nation, boasting a balanced offense spearheaded by Hendricks. Gary Curreri,, 5 Mar. 2022 With a balanced offense, consistent man-to-man defense and a steady hand at the free-throw line, Parkville claimed a 60-59 win at No. 8 New Town on Friday to improve to 18-0 on the season. Glenn Graham,, 11 Feb. 2022 His unique ability to stay balanced, read coverage and change direction has given him the ability to beat every type of coverage this season. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of balanced


1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of balanced was in 1611

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25 May 2022

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“Balanced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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bal·​anced | \ -ən(t)st How to pronounce balanced (audio) \

Medical Definition of balanced

1 : having the physiologically active elements mutually counteracting a balanced solution
2 of a diet or ration : furnishing all needed nutrients in the amount, form, and proportions needed to support healthy growth and productivity

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