balanced

adjective bal·anced \ ˈba-lən(t)st \

Definition of balanced

: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]

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First Known Use of balanced

1611


Medical Dictionary

balanced

adjective bal·anced \ -ən(t)st \

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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